IBM Statement on Close of Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

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IBM today applauded the closure of negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which includes landmark provisions intended to foster data-driven growth and innovation.

Washington, D.C. – IBM today released the following statement on the close of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations:

“IBM is pleased an agreement has been reached in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. Data is the lifeblood of the 21st century economy, and we understand this agreement contains groundbreaking provisions to safeguard the free movement of data across borders.

Government-imposed barriers have long plagued the free global movement of farm goods and manufactured products, with trade agreements trying to break old log jams. The TPP is a forward-looking trade pact that seeks to limit obstacles to digital data flows even before they can take root.  IBM looks forward to release of the final text of the agreement, and anticipates lending its strong support to the TPP.”
– Christopher A. Padilla, Vice President IBM Government and Regulatory Affairs

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