Eleven nations have finalized a revised version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership that does not include the United States. Some in agriculture are expressing concerns.
“Withdrawing from TPP was a missed opportunity for the United States to gain greater access to some of the world’s most vibrant and growing markets. As we now enter a pivotal round of NAFTA negotiations, the last thing we need is to take a step backwards in our relationships with Canada and Mexico,” said Kent Bacus, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Director of International Trade and Market Access. “We encourage negotiators in Montreal to continue building on the progress made in previous rounds so the United States can focus on tearing down trade barriers in Asia and around the world.”