Statement from Senator Dodd on the launch of the “Friends of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Caucus”

October 30, 2013

October 30, 2013

WASHINGTON — The following is a statement from Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) on the launch of the House “Friends of the Trans-Pacific Partnership” caucus:

“I applaud Representatives Kind, Boustany, Meeks and Reichert for bringing together this bipartisan caucus whose aim is to ensure a meaningful TPP agreement. International markets are critical to the continued competitiveness of the U.S. motion picture and television industry. As such, we place the highest priority on working with our trading partners and the US government to achieve a comprehensive, high-standard and commercially-meaningful agreement. Yesterday’s announcement is an important step toward achieving a TPP agreement that will increase market access while providing the tools necessary to protect intellectual property in the digital age.”

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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