TechNet Encouraged By U.S.’s Potential Return To Trans-Pacific Partnership
Washington, D.C. — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of innovation economy CEOs and senior executives, today welcomed reports that President Trump has instructed his economic team to look at returning the U.S. to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). On March 13, TechNet sent a letter to the President urging him to rejoin the trade agreement.
The following statement can be attributed to Linda Moore, President and CEO of TechNet:
“We are encouraged by reports that President Trump is looking at returning the U.S. to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and we urge him to follow through and do it. A TPP without the U.S. would be a missed economic opportunity for our country and cede our leadership in the Asia-Pacific region to China and other competitors.
“The U.S. represents only four percent of the world’s population, and modern free trade agreements like the TPP are the key to continue unlocking market access for us to sell to the other 96 percent of the world’s potential customers. The 11-nation TPP is a landmark agreement with strong digital trade rules that would empower American innovators to sell their life-enhancing technologies to millions of customers in the Asia-Pacific region and bolster our global competitiveness.”
TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives that promotes the growth of the innovation economy by advocating a targeted policy agenda at the federal and 50-state level. TechNet’s diverse membership includes dynamic startups and the most iconic companies on the planet and represents three million employees and countless customers in the fields of information technology, e-commerce, the sharing and gig economies, advanced energy, cybersecurity, venture capital, and finance. TechNet has offices in Washington, D.C., Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Sacramento, Austin, Boston, Olympia, Albany, and Tallahassee.