Canada’s place in TPP should be a ‘no-brainer’, CCCE official says
Sam Boutziouvis, Vice President, Policy, International and Fiscal Issues of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE) spoke to The Canadian Press about Canada’s entry into the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) today. Excerpt from the article:
“It is a no-brainer that Canada should be in on the negotiations in partnership with the U.S. because our economies are so integrated; our supply chains feed off each other,” Sam Boutziouvis, a top official at the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, said Friday.
“We depend upon each other right now for so much trade, and there are so many jobs dependent upon that trade…. Canada, within the TPP, will mean jobs in both the U.S. and Canada and the stimulation of growth for both countries.”
If the TPP is truly going to be the “21st century trade agreement” heralded by its proponents, Boutziouvis added, there will likely be changes to rules of origin standards and supply chains, meaning Canada must be involved.