MPAA statement on the U.S. International Trade Commission Report on the TPP

May 19, 2016

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd on the recent release of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) report on the economic impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the U.S. economy:

“The International Trade Commission (ITC) report reaffirms that the TPP will grow the workforce and economic activity of America’s creative sectors, and benefit the U.S. economy as a whole. With $16.3 billion in exports in 2014 alone, the ability of the U.S. motion picture and television industry to access new markets and protect our valuable intellectual property is integral to our global competitiveness. That is why we believe it is critical to secure the full and effective implementation of this agreement. We look forward to working with Congress and the Administration to pass this important agreement.”

In February, the MPAA submitted comments to the ITC for this report.

About the MPAA
The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Its members include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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MPAA Washington, D.C.
Sam Newton
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