Derek B. Miller Statement on Trump’s Withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership

News Release
For Immediate Release
Jan. 24, 2017

Jessica Nield, Communications Director
World Trade Center Utah
(801) 814-3491

Derek B. Miller Statement on Trump’s Withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership

SALT LAKE CITY – World Trade Center Utah President and CEO Derek B. Miller released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership:

“President Trump’s decision to walk away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a loss for Utah businesses, since international trade is an important part of the state’s economy,” said Derek B. Miller, president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah. “International business is big business in Utah, supporting 22 percent of all jobs and making Utah the fourth fastest growing export state. Trade deals will continue to be made, but the question that remains is whether the U.S. will have a seat at the table or if it will be left out. We need a national policy that will allow Utah businesses to continue to succeed in the global economy.”


About World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah)

The mission of World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) is to help Utah companies think, act and succeed globally. WTC Utah accomplishes this mission through three key objectives. First is to motivate and educate Utah businesses to expand their global presence through training seminars, regional forums and newsletters focused on international business development, trade issues and export opportunities. Second is to build capacity of Utah businesses for international trade through B2B consultations to identify expansion goals, assess current capabilities, determine overseas opportunities and connect companies with market experts and potential partners. Third is to expand global network of Utah businesses through trade missions and networking with foreign trade officials.