On May 5, 2021, Senate Finance Trade Subcommittee Chairman Tom Carper (D-DE), Ranking Member John Cornyn (R-TX), House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee member Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) sent a letter to United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai requesting renewed consideration of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In the letter, the group “acknowledge that much has changed in the years since the negotiation of the TPP” and “that any re-engagement in the Asia-Pacific region must also consider the merits and demerits of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which was signed by the 11 other TPP countries in 2018 without the United States.” The group also highlighted the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as proof that lawmakers can work in a bipartisan fashion and engage with “allies to write the rules of international trade.”

A full copy of the letter is available here

For more information about the TPP or CPTPP see our prior post below or contact  Robert Holleyman, Evan YuJohn Brew Frances P. Hadfield, or Clayton Kaier.

Trans Pacific Partnership Archives | International Trade Law (cmtradelaw.com)

Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Archives | International Trade Law (cmtradelaw.com)