Past Event

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Demystified: A Discussion of Trade Opportunities For American and Canadian Businesses
When: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 08:00 - Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 09:30

American and Canadian trade representatives have been busy negotiating the “Trans-Pacific Partnership”. Details respecting this multi-national trade agreement have been difficult to obtain. The secrecy around the Trans-Pacific Partnership has led to speculation about its contents. The American Chamber of Commerce – Pacific Chapter event will de-mystify what could be the biggest trade deal in American and Canadian history. This is a unique chance to hear American and Canadian trade experts on what it means to you.

Panel members:

  • William Perry, Partner of Dorsey & Whitney
  • Don Bonker, former US Congressman
  • Daniel Kiselbach, Partner of Deloitte Tax Law LLP
  • Mary T. Smith, Director for Canada, Office of The United States Trade Representative

Our panel members will provide a short outline of facts and then hold a roundtable discussion of key questions and on such matters as:

  1. Potential wins for American and Canadian industries.
  2. Which markets will be opened for goods and services.
  3. Which countries will be impacted.
  4. What business and trade opportunities exist.
  5. How will it affect the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Quick facts about the Trans-Pacific Partnership:

  1. Current members include: the US, Canada, Mexico, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Peru, Malaysia and Japan.
  2. The current group has a combined GDP of over $26 trillion (over 38% of global GDP).
  3. The group may be expanded to included APEC countries, resulting in a trade bloc of countries with 44% of world trade.
  4. Trade under the North American Free Trade Agreement, and trade with countries such as China may be impacted.

Please register before November 28, 2013


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AmCham Pacific