Simplified trade across Pacific
July 8, 2014, Ottawa – The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Council of Chief Executives and ENsight Canada hosted an event to bring together Canadian, Australian, American and Japanese business representatives to voice their support for a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The TPP is meant to expand trade links in the Asia Pacific by removing trade barriers.
The TPP is seeking out "comprehensive market access for good and services, liberal rules of origin to facilitate production over multiple countries, strong protections for cross-border investment and intellectual property and deep commitments on regulatory cooperation," according to an update on the Chamber website.
Trade ministers from the 12 countries included in the TPP are in Ottawa this week to discuss outstanding issues. Talks will conclude on July 12.