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Trans-Pacific Partnership and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations

Resolution #2013-5-2

SUBMITTED BY: Exporter Committee


DATE: May 24, 2013


TITLE: Trans-Pacific Partnership and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Negotiations


WHEREAS, U.S. pork, beef, and lamb exports face tariff and non-tariff measures in Japan and the European Union (EU); and


WHEREAS, Japan and the EU are among the highest margin markets for red meat exports in the world; and


WHEREAS, The TPP and TTIP negotiations with Japan and the EU hold the potential to expand access for U.S. pork, beef and lamb exports to both markets,


THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That USMEF supports a comprehensive approach to both negotiations that produces agreements which eliminate tariff and non-tariff measures for beef, pork and lamb.