August 10, 2012

Trade with Asia-Pacific Nations, Energy Exports Topics of Wyden Meeting on Monday, August 13

WHO:             Senator Ron Wyden, Chairman, Senate Finance Subcommittee on International Trade;

Tom Chamberlain, President, Oregon AFL-CIO;

Karla Chambers, Vice President, Stahlbush Farms;

Greg Slater, Director of Global Trade, Intel;

Matthew Schruers, Vice President Computer & Communications Industry Assn. ( members include Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook)

Mark Powers, Vice President, NW Horticultural Council;

Arthur Stamoulis, Director, Oregon Fair Trade Campaign;

Brett VandenHeuvel, Executive Director, Columbia Riverkeeper;

(not a complete list)

WHAT:           Listening session on the impact of the Trans Pacific Partnership on the Pacific Northwest Economy, including energy exports

WHEN:          10 a.m., August 13, 2012


WHERE:         Eastside Federal Complex

911 NE 11th St., 1st Floor Auditorium,


(please note, this is a secure federal building.  ID is required for entrance)


Portland, OR – Oregon’s trade ties with Pacific Rim nations are key to our state’s economic vitality. Given its broad scope, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement negotiations have the potential to impact almost every facet of Oregon’s economy.  Particularly with respect to energy, the TPP could dictate whether the U.S. can more strategically manage its natural resources. To provide information about TPP and hear about its implications to the economy of Oregon and the United States, Senator Ron Wyden will hold a public listening session on August 13, 2012.


Issues to be considered include, but are not limited to include:

  • Existing barriers to Oregon products, electronic goods, and services in TPP countries.
  • Objectives for TPP in terms of environmental protections and protection of individual and worker rights.
  • The opportunity TPP presents to enable the United States to manage its energy supply.