MRO Magazine

Dow Welcomes Announcement of Conclusion of TPP Negotiations


October 5, 2015
By Business Wire News

MIDLAND, Mich.

The Dow Chemical Company welcomes today’s announcement on the completion of the comprehensive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The countries involved in TPP represent 40 percent of the global economy and are critical markets for American exporters and investors.

“On behalf of Dow, I commend Ambassador Mike Froman and his entire team for their leadership in concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations,” said Andrew N. Liveris, Dow’s chairman and chief executive officer. “TPP is a critical trade agreement for U.S. exporters like Dow. This landmark agreement will eliminate unnecessary trade barriers, strengthen America’s manufacturing base and further open important markets.”

The conclusion of the TPP negotiations is a tangible example of America’s leadership in the global rules-based trading system. Dow looks forward to the public review of the wide-ranging commitments in TPP. This will demonstrate the opportunities for American exporters and investors to develop new commercial opportunities in these fast growing markets.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 6,000 product families are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.

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