Cargill: Trans-Pacific Partnership Signing Will Create a More Food-Secure World

February 04, 2016

Representatives from 12 Pacific Rim countries met today in New Zealand to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an agreement that will allow food to move more freely across international borders by reducing barriers to trade and investment. Cargill applauds each country’s commitment to open markets and economic cooperation.

“The signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a key milestone for international trade and regional food security,” said Cargill Chairman and Chief Executive David MacLennan. “The TPP opens new markets for farmers and makes more affordable, high-quality food available to consumers.”

Cargill believes the TPP will help to create a more robust and secure international food supply. “We look forward to the passage of the TPP by the U.S. Congress in 2016. It is an economic and social imperative for all the economies involved,” MacLennan said.