Harsh stance highlights benefits for America
Following yesterday’s dissemination of Trans-Pacific Partnership materials, Russian Television News published blatantly anti-TPP rhetoric, aimed at diminishing the legitimacy of the agreement.
In an article titled TPP Uncovered: Wikileaks Releases Draft of Highly-Secretive, Multi-National Trade Deal the government-operated news organization irrationally blasts the trade deal as restrictive to intellectual freedom and oppressive to the global economy. Serving as a mouthpiece for the TPP’s strongest opponents, RTV’s coverage of the story reflects the government’s deliberate attempts to derail negotiations.
Patrick Rosenstiel, Executive Director of the Trade Alliance to Promote Prosperity (TAPP) responded to RTV’s report, stating “The Russian government’s brazen and unreasonable opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership points directly to the fact that the agreement will promote America’s best interests. It is clear that Russia perceives American innovation as a direct threat and will spread misinformation in an attempt to hinder our success.”
TAPP stands behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s goals of creating a trade environment that promotes economic and social development for the United States and the entire global marketplace. We applaud all of the leaders involved in making this truth a reality and hope to see negotiations finalized by the end of the year.
TAPP is a growing coalition of American companies, workers, trade associations, opinion leaders, lawmakers and policy makers committed to building job-generating global free trade partnerships and rejecting failed protectionist policies of the past. Together, we play a critical role in what could potentially be the most significant foreign and domestic policy initiative of the 21st century: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).