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Viewpoint from IBM CEO Ginni Rometty: Data, IBM and the Future of Global Trade

Earlier today, I had the honor of joining President Obama, governors of several states and prominent economic and foreign policy experts at the White House to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP. Much has been written and said about this agreement. I want to share the economic argument for supporting global trade, and why IBM is supporting the ratification of the TPP. As our name proclaims, IBM is an international business. From its founding, our company’s growth and success has depended on the ability to bring innovations to new markets. Thomas Watson, Sr.

The Numbers Are In: American Voter Support for Trade and TPP Still Strong

Despite the political campaign rhetoric on trade, according to the 2016 Chicago Council Survey, 60 percent of Americans support the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). What’s more, 59 percent say trade is good for the U.S. economy, reflecting the findings of other recent polls gauging American voter sentiment on trade.

In a nation closely divided on almost all issues, trade still delivers a majority across the board.

The Hill: Hatch: TPP deal can get done in lame-duck session

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch said Wednesday that Congress will pass a sweeping Asia-Pacific trade agreement before the end of the year. The Utah Republican said he is working with the Obama administration to resolve several lingering issues that could ultimately pave the way for a vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the lame-duck session after the November elections.  

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Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris: Ushering in a New Era of Global Progress and Prosperity

News around the world this year has been dominated by familiar acronyms: TPP, T-TIP, RCEP and more. These letters have been scrolling across news tickers from New York to New Delhi in a banner year for free trade agreements (FTAs). The largest trade deal in history, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), was signed in February, and negotiations are progressing on another enormous FTA, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP).

The Hill: Tech firms urge Congress to pass Pacific trade deal this year

Thirteen technology company leaders on Tuesday urged lawmakers to ratify an Asia-Pacific trade deal before Congress leaves for the year. In a letter sent Tuesday to House and Senate leaders, the tech groups called on lawmakers to work with the Obama administration to reach an agreement that would allow for passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) this year. 

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