TPP Issue-by-Issue Information Center

The United States is participating in negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement with 11 other Asia-Pacific countries (Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam) – a trade agreement that will open markets, set high-standard trade rules, and address 21st-century issues in the global economy.  By doing so, TPP will promote jobs and growth in the United States and across the Asia-Pacific region.

The Obama Administration is pursuing TPP to unlock opportunities for American manufacturers, workers, service providers, farmers, and ranchers – to support job creation and wage growth.  We are working hard to ensure that TPP will be a comprehensive deal, providing new and meaningful market access for goods and services; strong and enforceable labor standards and environmental commitments; groundbreaking new rules designed to ensure fair competition between state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and private companies; commitments that will improve the transparency and consistency of the regulatory environment to make it easier for small- and medium-sized businesses to operate across the region; a robust intellectual property (IP) rights framework to promote innovation, while supporting access to innovative and generic medicines and an open Internet; and obligations that will promote a thriving digital economy, including new rules to ensure the free flow of data.

This page and the following links describes the Administration’s goals and objectives for the TPP, and presents the main elements of each issue area from the United States’ perspective.  Negotiations toward a TPP agreement are ongoing, and many of the elements detailed below are not settled.  These are our objectives; there is still work to be done to achieve them.  This document lays out the Administration’s vision, which the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is advancing, of harnessing trade as a tool for economic growth and supporting jobs, and building opportunity for Americans in the context of an agreement that will benefit all TPP countries.

Please click the links below, or to the left, for chapter-by-chapter overviews of the United States negotiating objectives in the Trans Pacific Partnership.

Trade in Goods






E-Commerce and Telecommunications

Competition Policy and State-Owned Enterprises

Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Intellectual Property Rights

Technical Barriers to Trade and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

Transparency, Anticorruption and Regulatory Coherence

Customs, Trade Facilitation, and Rules of Origin

Government Procurement

Development and Trade Capacity-Building

Dispute Settlement

U.S.-Japan Bilateral Negotiations on Motor Vehicle Trade and Non-Tariff Measures

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Outlines of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

TPP Economic Opportunities

Public Comments on TPP

New Reports Illustrate How Made-In-USA Exports Support Jobs, Grow the Economy, and Unlock Opportunity for Americans

USTR Highlights Trade Opportunities for Small Businesses in Chile and Peru

New Sister Center Partnership under the Small Business Network of the Americas Will Foster Trade between Virginia Small Businesses and Mexico, TPP countries

 A Note on Stakeholder Consultation

Global Trade Grows Main Street

The Facts about Government Procurement and TPP

The United States and Environmental Protections in the TPP

The Facts on Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Safeguarding the Public Interest and Protecting Investors

Stakeholder Input Sharpens, Focuses U.S. Work on Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property Rights in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Values Driving U.S. Trade Policy

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Economic Benefits

The United States in the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Increasing American Exports, Supporting American Jobs

Transparency and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Engagement With The Trans-Pacific Partnership To Increase Exports, Support Jobs

Joint Statement at the TPP Ministers Meeting in Singapore

Trans-Pacific Partnership Leaders Statement

2013 Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Ministers’ Report to Leaders

TPP Summary of Objectives

TPP Negotiating Document Procedures

Letter to Congress on Intent to Enter Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Report on Proposals Advanced in Negotiations on a Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement That May Require Amendments to U.S. Trade Remedy Laws

Letter to Congreess on Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Rememdies Report

Letter to Congress on Intent to Include Japan in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations 

List of USTR TPP Negotiators

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