Bridging the Pacific: The Americas' New Economic Frontier?

July 23, 2014 - 8:00 am

1030 15th Street, NW, 12th Floor (West Tower)
Washington, DC
Bridging the Pacific: The Americas' New Economic Frontier?

Atlantic Council Launch of New Report on Expanding Commerce between the United States, Latin America, and the Asia-Pacific

Wendy Cutler
Acting Deputy US Trade Representative
The Honorable Congressman Charles Boustany, Jr. (R-LA)
Co-Chair, Friends of the TPP Caucus
US Congress
The Honorable Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY)
Co-Chair, Friends of the TPP Caucus
US Congress
The Honorable Paula Stern
Board Director, Atlantic Council; Founder and Chair, The Stern Group, Inc.; Former Chairwoman, US International Trade Commission

John Melle
Assistant US Trade Representative for the Western Hemisphere
Office of the US Trade Representative

Ralph Carter
Managing Director, Trade and International Affairs
Kenneth Smith Ramos
Director of the Trade and NAFTA Office
Mexican Ministry of the Economy
Peter Rashish
Atlantic Council Author and Consultant; Senior Trade Advisor
Transnational Strategy Group, LLC
Fran Burwell
Vice President and Director, Transatlantic Relations Program
Atlantic Council 
Jason Marczak
Deputy Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

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As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations move forward, limited public debate exists on the details and merits of the agreement. Join the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and Global Business and Economics Program on Wednesday, July 23 to explore the potential economic and geostrategic opportunities for the United States and Latin America if TPP is successful.

TPP now includes twelve member countries that represent 40 percent of global GDP, 26 percent of global trade, and 40 percent of US trade. However, many questions about the agreement remain to be answered. What future would the agreement create for Latin American countries looking toward the Pacific? How could TPP create new economic opportunities in the United States? And what would be the geostrategic consequences of failure?


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Breakfast and Registration: 8:00 a.m.

Discussion: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW
12th floor
Washington, DC 20005 

Press inquiries: Contact or Adrienne Ross at 202-864-2829.

Event-related questions: Contact Abby Moore  at or 202-864-2806.