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USHCC Statement on TPP

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After several months of working with members of congress, local Mayors and Administration officials, the USHCC is thrilled that negotiations between the US and the 11 other members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have concluded, and an agreement was reached. Our association is particularly elated to know that for the first time in any trade agreement, TPP includes a chapter specifically dedicated to helping small- and medium-sized businesses benefit from trade.

Small businesses are one of the primary drivers of job growth in the U.S., but too often trade barriers lock...