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Senator Chris Dodd, MPAA Chairman and CEO, has welcomed President Barack Obama’s commitment to trade agreement the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) expressed during his final ‘State of the Union’ Address.
“In tonight’s State of the Union Address, President Obama highlighted the advancement of America’s trade agenda through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as a top economic priority for our nation. We share this commitment, because the US film and television industry is a global economic sector that relies on open market access and strong copyright protections to support nearly two million American jobs,” he stated.
“The Trans-Pacific Partnership will lower trade barriers and help creators protect their content, allowing our industry to expand in key foreign markets, bring that investment back to the United States, and promote even more jobs here at home. We welcome the President’s vision on this issue and look forward to continuing our work with Congress and the Administration to enact this globally and economically significant trade agreement,” he concluded.