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Natural Resource Trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Among Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries, renewable resources and wildlife are highly traded. Where resources are poorly managed, demand in TPP markets drives depletion and illegal activities. In these cases, the economic benefits of trade are loast and cheaper products undermine profits and threaten jobs in countries where resources are legitimately harvested and well-managed.

Conservation provisions are needed in the TPP to protect the world's natural resources, including the seafood and wood products needed for global businesses and consumers for generations to come.