Secretary Kerry To Deliver Remarks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership at Boeing Company’s 737 Airplane Factory

Secretary Kerry To Deliver Remarks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership at Boeing Company’s 737 Airplane Factory


U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit the Seattle area, a gateway for the continental United States to the Pacific region, to deliver a speech to both a domestic and international audience about the strategic and economic importance of trade.

‎The remarks will be at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, at the Boeing Co.’s 737 airplane factory in Renton, Washington.

‎The Secretary will address the importance of open markets, high standards, and a rules-based economic partnership with the Asia-Pacific region, built around the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

‎Trade agreements like the TPP support the American economy and job creation by expanding U.S. access to the fastest growing and most dynamic region on the planet.

‎In 2014, exports supported 11.7 million U.S. jobs, demonstrating that the world wants what America is selling.

Secretary Kerry’s remarks will be open to the press. ‎ ‎ To cover the Secretary’s remarks, please RSVP no later than 3:00 p.m. Pacific today (May 18) with names of each member of your crew due to badging requirements and security clearance:

Doug Alder, Boeing Communications

‎doug.alder-jr@boeing.com

‎206-544-1814

‎Directions:

Gate D-35

Intersection of Logan Ave. and N. 8th Street After turning onto N. 8th street, take first right Then, turn right again into Badge Office parking lot ‎before security checkpoint Transportation departs at 8:45am. Boeing will be unable to accommodate any late arrivals.

‎Secretary Kerry’s remarks will be streamed live at www.state.gov. To be a part of the conversation, please follow: @JohnKerry, @StateDept, @EconEngage, and @AmbRivkin, and #TPP, #Trade, #MadeInAmerica and #LeadOnTrade. Stay tuned to the State Department’s official Facebook, Flickr, and Instagram accounts for photos while the Secretary is in Seattle.

‎Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver’s license, passport).