U.S. Department of the Treasury Proposes Pan-Asian Free Trade Pact at Asia Foundation Event

February 23, 2011 — At The Asia Foundation event, “The Dynamic U.S.-Asia Economic Relationship” held on February 22, Charles Collyns, Treasury Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, discussed the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership to better integrate the Asia-Pacific economies. This pan-Asian free trade pact would reduce non-tariff barriers that prevent many small businesses from participating in global trade. A wire story in Reuters highlighted Collyns’ remarks. Read the full article: “Treasury: cut non-tariff barriers in Asia trade pact.”

Read the full transcript of Collyns’ speech on the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s website.

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