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PFI Urges Congress to Ratify TPP Agreement During 2016 Lame-Duck Session

WASHINGTON – The Pet Food Institute (PFI), whose members make 98% of all U.S. pet food and treat products, urges leadership in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to take action on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement and ratify the trade deal before the conclusion of the 114th Congress. By reducing tariff and non-tariff barriers for a range of U.S. exports to the Asia-Pacific Region, the TPP Agreement promotes global U.S. economic competitiveness and domestic job growth.

Each year, PFI members purchase millions of tons of U.S.-produced agricultural products such as poultry, meat and grains, employ tens of thousands of employees, and support thousands more jobs through the broader supply chain. The TPP Agreement will allow pet food makers to remain competitive in an important and growing export market, which in turn can support more jobs in the broader food and agriculture industries in the United States. The trade deal will support a number of food sectors, beyond pet food, and is critical to the livelihood of U.S. agriculture.

PFI encourages Congress to help protect the viability and future of the trade deal by ratifying the TPP Agreement now. Click here to learn more about the TPP Agreement and pet food.