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The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement: How it Will Impact Your Business? (TRD461A)

Presented By : Michele Nash-Hoff
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Pre Recorded Webinar
60 minutes
  •  Tue, April 5, 2016
Event Description
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Why the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement is Harmful for American Businesses, What You Can Do About It?

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is so overreaching that it would affect nearly every aspect of American life. It has 29 chapters. 5 chapters focus on reduction of tariffs and specified quotas for certain products, but allows countries to impose Value Added Taxes (VATs) on imports. The remaining 24 concerns domestic regulation of food and product safety, financial regulations, taxes, immigration, intellectual property, and domestic procurement. The TPP overrules all the prior acts by Congress.

According to the TPP, the United States would have to agree to waive Buy America procurement policies for all companies operating in TPP countries. Product labeling will also be affected as country of origin Labeling, labeling of GMO products, and "organic" labeling could be made illegal because of being viewed as an "illegal trade barrier." Even the health warnings on tobacco products could be viewed as an "illegal trade barrier."

The Investor State Dispute Resolution chapter specifies that International Tribunals would be deciding on the lawsuits between companies in member countries or companies and local, state, and federal agencies in member countries, not the U.S. courts. This could cause a financial burden to these companies and agencies to defend themselves from laws and regulations that could be brought against them in for perceived trade restrictions that could cause "potential loss of profits." These agencies could also be liable for damages if the ruling of the International Tribunals goes against them. 

The TPP does not address the currency manipulation, product dumping, and government subsidies by the countries that sign on to the trade agreement. Thus, there is no recourse for American companies that are harmed by these practices to address these issues that could cause loss of market share and even drive them out of business.

This session by our expert speaker Michele Nash-Hoff will provide you with knowledge of what needs to be done to stop the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement from being approved by Congress. It will equip you with the tools and resources that you need to participate in insuring that you have a fair and balanced trade policy in the future.

Learning Objectives:

  • The major provisions of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement
  • Overview of the consequences of past trade agreements
  • Discuss how the TPP will specifically hurt American manufacturers
  • How the TPP will harm our environment and compromise our food, water, and product safety
  • Outline what is missing from the Trans Pacific Partnership that is needed to address the "predatory mercantilism" that has caused our enormous trade deficits
  • Get the answer to the question of how can we have fair and balanced trade

Who should attend?

  • C-level management of American manufacturers;
  • Private economic development organizations;
  • Chambers of Commerce;
  • Legal counsel for all of the above.
About Our Speaker(s)

Michele Nash-Hoff, Manufacturing ExpertMichele Nash-Hoff
Michele is founder and president of ElectroFab Sales, a sales agency specializing in helping manufacturers select the right processes for their products since 1985. Michele has been president of the San Diego Chapter of the Electronics Representatives Association and The High Technology Foundation, as well as several o... More info

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