Trans Pacific Partnership: Separating the Wheat from the Chaff
Demetrios Marantis, Head of International Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Square; Former Acting U.S. Trade Representative and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
The controversial trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which the United States is currently negotiating with 11 other Asia-Pacific countries, will open markets and promote jobs and growth in the United States, according to the Obama administration. However, it is opposed by many Democrats and their traditional allies, including organized labor. Ambassador Marantis will clear up misconceptions about the agreement and uncloak the forces behind the Congressional approval process. He will also comment on whether the TPP will give the California economy a boost as well as how it will affect the global expansion of U.S. technology companies, such as Square Inc., the successful, start-up credit card payment and financial services company based in San Francisco.
MLF: Asia Pacific Affairs
Location: 555 Post St., San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program
Program Organizer: Kevin Mulvey