The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) or Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is a trade agreement among twelve Pacific Rim countries. The finalized proposal was signed on 4 February 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand, concluding seven years of negotiations.

The TransPacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement is the cornerstone of the Obama Administration’s trade policy. The Agreement, if approved by Congress, will reshape the rules of trade for twelve countries that account for more than 40% of global GDP.  

Please join David Spooner, Co-Chair of Barnes and Thornburg’s International Trade practice and a former chief U.S. trade negotiator, for an overview of the TPP’s provisions and of the odds of congressional passage. This webinar will review the ways in which the TPP Agreement will impact companies that do business among the covered Pacific Rim nations. In particular, the session will provide an overview of the TPP’s:
  • Customs enforcement and trade facilitation provisions,
  • Rules of origin (what manufacturing must take place for a manufactured good to qualify for TPP benefits),
  • Tariff phaseout provisions,
  • Labor requirements, 
  • Intellectual property provisions, and
  • The timing and likelihood of congressional passage.