Paper, Wood Products Manufacturers Look for Tariff Elimination, Illegal Logging Provisions in TPP
American Forest & Paper Association President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement in response to news that Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiators have reached agreement.
“Strong trade agreements open markets for U.S. exports of paper and wood products, so we’re hopeful that TPP negotiators have reached an agreement that addresses some of the most pressing issues for paper and wood products manufacturers. These include the speedy elimination of tariffs on paper, packaging and wood products and strong provisions committing TPP countries to fight illegal logging and associated trade. We congratulate the negotiators on concluding the TPP agreement and look forward to examining it carefully.”