New Pacific Trade, Prosperity at Home: A Conversation with Ambassador Ron Kirk on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

New Pacific Trade, Prosperity at Home: A Conversation with Ambassador Ron Kirk on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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  • Third Way hosted a breakfast conversation with U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Ambassador Kirk discussed the TPP's broad potential to support economic growth and good jobs throughout the United States. The U.S. and its 10 TPP negotiating partners are holding their latest round of negotiations in New Zealand from December 3-12, 2012.

    The TPP is a key part of the Obama Administration’s strategy to support long-term U.S. prosperity by increasing American exports and two-way trade, with a particular focus on the fast-growing economies of the Pacific region. Third Way’s guests for this event brought a variety of perspectives on how increased U.S. trade with the Asia-Pacific can benefit local communities and small enterprises in America’s heartland.

    Selected Media Coverage:

    "USTR Kirk optimistic Trans-Pacific talks can finish in 2013" -Reuters

    "Top Trade Official Sees U.S. Seeking More Multilateral Deals" -The Wall Street Journal

    "Kirk Flags Difficult Areas Of TPP Talks; Says U.S. Committed To Conclusion" -Inside Trade