How the Trans-Pacific Partnership would benefit Washington’s seafood industry

tpp-fish-mugsExisting tariffs — some as high as 20 percent in some TPP countries — are a big hurdle when we export, making it difficult to offer competitive prices. The TPP would eliminate tariffs on seafood exported by U.S. companies like ours.The TPP would eliminate tariffs on seafood exported by U.S. companies like ours. Just as important, the TPP seeks to raise environmental and labor standards. This is critical for the success of the industry because some foreign competitors operate under weaker fishery-management practices and have poor labor standards with underpaid, underprotected workers. The TPP addresses these issues with fully enforceable, high labor and environmental standards that combat illegal fishing and forced labor. Read the rest here 10:12