Statement from MPAA Chairman and CEO Senator Chris Dodd on the draft Statement of Administrative Action for the TPP

August 12, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Obama Administration today sent to Congress the draft Statement of Administrative Action (SAA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Trade Promotion Authority requires USTR to submit a draft SAA to Congress at least 30 days before the President submits the draft implementing bill. The film and television industry registered a positive balance of trade in nearly every country in the world with $16.3 billion in exports worldwide in 2014.

The following is a comment from Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA):

“MPAA welcomes this latest action from the Administration to advance the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The TPP has the potential to further open markets in the Asia Pacific region to US film and television exports and harmonize intellectual property rights to promote economic growth at home and abroad.”

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.
Chris Ortman