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Gov. Ricketts Comments on Trans-Pacific Partnership Withdrawal

Contact: Taylor Gage, 402-471-1970     



LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that President Donald J. Trump had signed an executive order withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).


“TPP would have helped grow Nebraska.  The trade deal would have expanded markets for Nebraska’s commodities, increasing our state’s ag cash receipts by a projected $378 million a year.  President Trump has pledged to take a new approach to trade negotiations through bilateral trade agreements.  I urge him to take swift action in the first 100 days of his administration to substantially expand markets for ag exports.”