Robert Guenther, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, United Fresh, issued the following statement in response to the completion of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations met earlier this week.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 6, 2015) – “Market access is a key component of our efforts to help increase competitiveness of America’s fresh produce industry as the breakdown of barriers creates new economic opportunities benefitting our members at home and abroad. Equally important is the use of sound science to remove non-tariff and technical trade issues particularly in the enforcement of phytosanitary provisions. Last week, more than 500 United Fresh members from across the country marched on Capitol Hill, and in their message to members of Congress, they included the passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership as one of their major issues to help the fresh produce industry continue to supply abundant, nutritious and safe fresh fruits and vegetables. We applaud the completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and as we review details of the agreement, we will continue to work with the Administration and Congress to move this agreement forward.”