ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg BNA today announced that it is hosting a complimentary one-day conference, "The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Setting New Rules for Trade in the 21st Century," Wednesday, December 2 in New York City at Bloomberg's Global Headquarters. Presented in collaboration with Covington & Burling, the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) and the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), the event will offer an in-depth discussion of the recently-released chapter text underpinning the Agreement. Event registration is available here.
U.S. corporations will benefit from the insights of panelists as to what TPP means for businesses seeking new markets overseas, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. They will outline a detailed roadmap for international trade between the U.S. and the 11 other TPP countries, which include Canada, Japan, Mexico and Singapore.
"TPP is one of the most critical, and potentially most transformative, trade negotiations in decades," said Jerome Ashton, Managing Editor, International Trade, Bloomberg BNA. "We are excited to bring such a top-notch roster of speakers together to discuss one of the hottest issues impacting opportunities for U.S. businesses."
Panel discussions will focus on key issues impacting many U.S. multinational corporations, including:
- Market Access: Does TPP deliver on its promise to open new markets? Who are the winners and losers under the new market paradigm? Which service industries could face country-specific exceptions to trade liberalization?
- The 21st Century Innovation and Digital Economy: U.S. negotiating priorities in TPP included advancing digital trade and promoting robust intellectual property rules. Does TPP advance these priorities and does the Agreement create new opportunities in TPP economies?
- Cross-Cutting Issues: Will TPP encourage fair competition, including with respect to state-owned enterprises? In what other ways does TPP promote and protect investment opportunities? Does the agreement fall short for any industries?
- Regulatory Developments: How much regulatory cooperation and cohesion will be achieved through TPP in the Asia-Pacific region, and how will TPP help US businesses combat unwarranted barriers to trade?
- Peter Allgeier, President, Coalition of Services Industries
- Marney Cheek, Partner, Covington & Burling and former Associate General Counsel at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
- Chuck Dittrich, Vice President, Regional Trade Initiatives, National Foreign Trade Council
- Shaun Donnelly, Vice President, Investment and Financial Services, United States Council for International Business
- Gary Hufbauer, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
- John Veroneau, Partner, Covington & Burling, and former Deputy United States Trade Representative under President George W. Bush
- Gina Vetere, Special Counsel, Covington & Burling, and former Director for Intellectual Property and Innovation with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
For the conference agenda and registration information, visit here.
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