Canada Must Act Now to Conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership Says Canadian Council of Chief Executives

July 7, 2015 – President Obama received authority from the U.S. Congress June 24, to finish the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. Canada must seize the opportunity to work with TPP partners to conclude the deal, said  the Canadian Council of Chief Executives in a recent statement.

Canada must not be left behind. Representing businesses of all sizes and sectors across the country, the group calls on all federal parties to support the comprehensive trade agreement, which would give Canadian businesses improved access to rapidly growing markets, update existing trade relationships and open trade with new partners.

“The Asia Pacific region is becoming a key driver of global trade and economic growth. The TPP represents a historic opportunity to diversify Canada’s exports to Asia and generate jobs through growing trade and investment. Canada needs to be at the negotiating table, not on the outside looking in,” said The Honourable John Manley, president and CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives.

The full statement can be read here: Canada must act now to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Together, the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance, the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, the Canadian Intellectual Property Council and the Canadian Services Coalition represent hundreds of thousands of businesses of all sizes and from all sectors and regions across the country. These businesses employ millions of Canadian workers and contribute billions of dollars to the Canadian economy.

Founded in 1976, the CCCE is a non-partisan organization that engages in public policy research, consultation and advocacy. Its members lead companies that collectively administer $4.5 trillion in assets, employ more than 1.4 million men and women and are responsible for most of Canada’s private-sector exports, investment and training.

Source: Canadian Council of Chief Executives