The Grocery Manufacturers Association issued the following statement from Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO, congratulating parties on the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP):
“The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) offers significant opportunities for GMA members. The agreement will reduce or eliminate tariffs on the majority of U.S. food, beverage and consumer product exports and will strengthen TPP parties’ commitmentsto science-based, non-discriminatory regulations and technical standards. These commitments are critical to enabling U.S. food, beverage, and consumer product exporters to fully realize the unprecedented market access opportunities offered by the TPP. GMA urges the U.S. Congress to approve the agreement as soon as possible.”
About The Grocery Manufacturers Association
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is the trade organization representing the world’s leadingfood, beverage and consumer products companies and associated partners. The U.S. food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry has facilities in 30,000 communities, generates $1 trillion in sales annually, contributes $415 billion in added value to the economy every year and is the single largest U.S. manufacturing industry with 1.7 million manufacturing workers. Founded in 1908, GMA has a primary focus on product safety, science-based public policies and industry initiatives that seek to empowerpeople with the tools and information they need to make informed choices and lead healthier lives. For more information, visit gmaonline.org.