How the TPP Could Affect You and Your Business

On February 4, 2016, President Obama signed the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement on behalf of the United States. The TPP agreement has been in negotiation behind closed doors since 2010 between the United States and 11 other countries around the Pacific Rim:  Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. The TPP is a “docking agreement” so other countries could be added without the approval of Congress. India, China, and Korea have expressed interest in joining the TPP.

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TPP: Another Nail in the Coffin of American Manufacturing

TPP: Another Nail in the Coffin of American Manufacturing

On January 25, 2016, the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) released a report  on the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) trade agreement. The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) promptly released their commentary on the Peterson Institute report the same day, which was based on oral and written testimony CEO Michael Stumo had given to the U. S. International Trade Commission on January 15, 2016.  Read more

TPP Trade Deal Being Sold With Bogus Economic Models, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) - No to Fast Track

TPP Trade Deal Being Sold With Bogus Economic Models

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade deal is terrible even apart from its quantifiable economic effects, as it threatens our environment, our health, our democracy, our sovereignty, our security and many other things. But it is also a lousy deal on the pure economics, which is why it is currently being sold to the American people and Congress using bogus economic analysis. Read more

How the Trans-Pacific Partnership Threatens America's Manufacturing Resurgence

Trans-Pacific Partnership Threatens Manufacturing in USA

Some firms have slowly been moving operations back to the U.S. Will the new TPP trade deal undo the progress? Read more

Made in USA Nike Footwear a Slam Dunk — Some Day

U.S.-made Nike footwear a slam dunk -- some day -- with or without trade deal, Made in USA Sneakers, American made sneakers, Made in USA Nike

President Obama is at Nike headquarters near Beaverton to promote a Pacific Rim trade agreement on May 8, 2015. Bruce Ely/Oregonian/Oregonlive/Pool

Nike took advantage of the attention generated by President Obama’s visit last week to make a bold statement: It would open a footwear factory in the United States, employing 10,000, if an international trade agreement gets approved. Read more

Nike CEO Mark Parker told President Obama about U.S. manufacturing 4 years ago. POTUS, Nike Made in USA, American made Nike, Made in USA Sneakers

Nike CEO told POTUS About U.S. Manufacturing 4 Years Ago

When President Obama visited Oregon in 2011, Nike Chief Executive Mark Parker foreshadowed what was on the sneaker giant’s horizon. Read more

Nike To Create 10,000 Jobs in U.S. with Approved Trade Pact, Made in USA Nike, Made in USA Sneakers

Nike To Create 10,000 Jobs in U.S. with Approved Trade Pact

As it prepared to welcome President Obama to its headquarters campus Friday morning, Nike announced it would pour more money into advanced footwear manufacturing in the United States if and when the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement is approved. Read more

Read Obama's speech at Nike: Full text

Read Obama’s Speech at Nike: Full text

The White House posted the full text of President Barack Obama’s speech at Nike headquarters near Beaverton on Friday morning. The White House has also posted a video of the speech. Read more

Senate Gives Obama Huge Win On Trade

Senate Gives Obama Huge Win On Trade

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday handed President Barack Obama the biggest legislative victory of his second term, with a dramatic vote clearing the way for major trade agreements with Pacific Rim nations and the European Union. Read more

Trans-Pacific Partnership: The biggest trade deal you’ve never heard of

Trans-Pacific Partnership: The Biggest Trade Deal You’ve Never Heard Of

A huge but little-known trade agreement could transform America’s foreign relations. What it is and why it matters. Read more