Get The Facts On TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) addresses a wide variety of tariff and non-tariff barriers facing American workers and industries today.  The TPP offers benefits to American workers, farmers, innovators, manufacturers, service providers and consumers. How will it impact you, your business and your community?

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“[The TPP is] the highest standard trade agreement in history. It eliminates 18,000 taxes that various countries put on American goods. That will boost Made-in-America exports abroad while supporting higher-paying jobs right here at home. And that’s going to help our economy grow.  I know that past trade agreements haven’t always lived up to the hype. That’s what makes this trade agreement so different, and so important

In other words, the TPP means that America will write the rules of the road in the 21st century.

-President Obama, statement on signing of TPP

“First and foremost, TPP will position Americans to compete and win in tomorrow’s global economy. This is the first trade agreement to put a real focus on American small businesses who will gain powerful tools to help them export. This is the first trade agreement to put disciplines on state-owned enterprises to make sure that when they compete against our private firms, there’s a level playing field. And this is the first trade agreement to take on the digital economy, ensuring that individual and businesses in America and around the world will benefit from the expanding opportunities offered by a free and open Internet.”

-Ambassador Froman, statement on importance of TPP

Country Specific Information


For more information please review our country specific fact sheets.


White Papers

TPP Modernized Rules for the U.S. Services Sector


Exporting U.S. Manufactured Goods

TPP’s Relationship to Existing Agreements and Entry Into Force


Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)

Trade Agreements and Deficits


TPP Working for U.S. Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

U.S. Opportunity and Competitiveness in the Asia-Pacific Region

 The Economics of Trade Support

Groundbreaking Opportunities for Digital Trade

Applying the TPA Timeline to TPP

TPP Overview

Securing U.S. Economic Expansion and U.S. Jobs

The U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement Demonstrates the Value of Trade in the Asia-Pacific 

State Owned Enterprises

How TPP Will Modernize NAFTA

Food Safety

Customs Facilitation

Third Party Content

Your One-Stop Shop: Third Way’s Resources on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Third Way has published white papers, infographics, and carefully curated articles to be utilized in the argument for TPP.

The Progressive Policy Institute’s TPP One-Stop-Shop

PPI has compiled reports, articles, and infographics that show the depth of research the institute has perfomed on the effects of trade and the TPP for America.

FedEx Trade Index: Trade is a big deal for small business

FedEx Corp. constructed the new FedEx Trade Index, a series of national surveys  of over 1,000 small business leaders to track the impact of international trade among the small business segment of the U.S. economy.

USTR: TPP Guide to 18,000 Tax Cuts

The Administration provided a comprehensive overview of the benefits the TPP will deliver for the American people—and one of the most meaningful benefits is that the TPP will cut over 18,000 taxes that other countries impose on American exports. For the first time, this report details many of the most significant tax cuts that the TPP will guarantee for American exporters.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: The Case for the TPP

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s 12-part blog series examines the need for the TPP to be approved this year from multiple perspectives, including innovation, U.S. leadership around the world, the digital economy, manufacturing, farming, and more.


The Emergency Committee for American Trade has created a 6-part advocacy piece detailing the specifics of TPP and why it is essential for the U.S. to ratify this year.

NAM: TPP in Real Life

The National Association of Manufacturers has profiled many American businesses across the country who stand to benefit from the TPP and increased international market demand.

Background Information

New to the trade discussion? Learn more by viewing our guide to TPP, reading one of our, testimonials, or taking a look at our infographics on Information And Communications Technology, the Environment, Services and Agriculture.

Contextual Resources On TPP

Office of the United States Trade Representative

Department of Commerce

World Trade Organization

Data Resources On TPP

United States International Trade Commission

Trade Stats Express

Bureau of Economic Analysis

CIA World Factbook

*  Export Goods Data: USITC, 2013

**Export Services Data: BEA, 2012

***Industry Data: CIA World Factbook