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The Impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): a case for the automotive, lighting, heavy machinery and energy equipment industries:


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Media Contact: Carol Kwong, MES Marketing Analyst
Columbus: 1.740.201.8112, ext 103

MES analyzes the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s impact
What countries and industries stand to benefit the most?

COLUMBUS, OHIO—In MES Inc.’s continuing White Paper Series to share valuable lessons gained from our vast global sourcing and supply chain management experience, we’ve analyzed the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s impact. Our research assesses how and to what extent the TPP will affect the automotive, lighting, heavy machinery and energy equipment industries that we serve. We examine several factors, including:
• Intricacies of the global trade agreements
• Trade indicators such as tariffs
• Number of days and documents needed to import and export
• Container costs
• Rules of origin compared to NAFTA
• Trade surplus and deficits of the 12 countries involved
Our analysis emphasizes the United States’ position, identifies winners and losers and draws conclusions about what we can expect moving forward. Surprisingly, it also shows that China may not be as disadvantaged as originally thought due to its absence from the TPP negotiation table.
Read MES’ complete TPP white paper at:
About MES Inc.:
MES Inc. provides global sourcing and supply chain management expertise, creating custom engineered solutions for clients: finding and auditing suppliers, developing quality systems, consolidating shipments, performing domestic value-added operations, warehousing and shipping Just-In-Time. Based in Columbus, Ohio, MES has offices in China, India and Mexico, sources manufactured components from India, China, Australia, Taiwan, Vietnam and Malaysia, and offers warehouse facilities in Ohio, California, Texas and Mexico.

MES counts over 80 associates, mostly quality engineers, supply chain analysts and sales account managers. MES has been recognized by Inc. 500 for four consecutive years as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies.

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