Thad Lively, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) senior vice president for trade access, congratulated U.S. trade officials for completing these extremely complex and difficult trade negotiations. He notes that because of existing trade agreements with several TPP participants, the largest potential market access gains for U.S. pork and beef are clearly in Japan and Vietnam – countries in which these products currently face high import duties. Lively also discusses the next steps for the TPP agreement, which include a review period for the full text and a ratification vote in Congress.