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 OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE U.S. SERVICES SECTOR
 Trans-Pacific Partnership
Read USTR's Report on how
TPP will Benefit the Digital Economy

TPP Countries are Important Markets for U.S. Services Exports

$178 Billion U.S. Service Exports to TPP Countries in 2013

6.9% Growth in U.S. Service Exports to TPP Countries 2011-2013†

$597 Billion
Total Services Imports by TPP Countries in 2012 (Excluding the United States)

† Note: Does not include Brunei, Peru, or Vietnam.

Key Market Access Benefits and Commitments

TPP strengthens the United States’ standing as the world’s #1 services exporter.

TPP will expand market access and investment opportunities in a number of services sectors, including entertainment, telecommunications, software licensing, Internet industry, retailing, and logistics and express delivery.

To facilitate Internet-based trade in services, TPP will bar discrimination against digital provision of services and prevent any imposition of customs duties on electronic transmissions.

Importance of the
U.S. Services Sector

Services Accounts for 67.5% of U.S. GDP in 2014

$710.5 Billion Value of U.S. Services Exports in 2014

Services Account for more than 30% of U.S. Exports in 2014

$233.1 Billion Value of U.S. Services Surplus in 2014

4.6 Million U.S. Jobs are Supported by Services Exports in 2014

U.S. Exports in Total Services to TPP Countries in 2013

Canada $63.63 Billion
Japan $46.3 Billion
Mexico $29.9 Billion
Australia $19.1 Billion
Singapore $11.4 Billion
Chile $3.6 Billion
Malaysia $2.7 Billion
New Zealand $2.1 Billion

Note: Data not available for Brunei, Peru, or Vietnam.

Important TPP Commitments that Benefit U.S. Service Suppliers

Retailers will be able to export more American goods and services and establish stores in new markets like Vietnam, since many trade-distorting and unnecessary barriers that reduce the efficiency of global supply chain networks will be removed.

Franchisors will enjoy new and strengthened protections and commitments for their concept’s trademarks.

Direct marketers will be more competitive as new commitments provide non-discriminatory network access for telecommunications suppliers, allow for the cross-border transfer of data while ensuring data protection and protecting privacy, and eliminate localization requirements that force businesses to place computer infrastructure in-country.

Express Delivery Service providers will benefit from having clear and specific commitments with substantive legal provisions to protect their investment, and from more predictable customs procedures that will expedite and facilitate trade and help better link small, medium, and large companies operating in the TPP area into regional production and supply chains.

Professional Services suppliers will benefit from higher standards and increased transparency in licensing and qualification regulations and procedures.

* TPP Countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru,
Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam

** New TPP Countries: Countries with which the United States currently does not have preferential
market access - Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Vietnam

For more information on the methods and calculations used, please see this guide.

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