Rejoining the TPP For Tree Nut Exports
Bryant comments on what we need to do to get back some of that market share.
“Some people are saying: how do we go back to the shipping at the levels we were shipping in 2016? And I think that's entirely the wrong question. We're not going to go back because the world is a very different place in 2020 than it was four years ago,” noted Bryant. “It's largely a different place because the United States, in many regions, has retreated and an area that is incredibly important to the shipment of agricultural goods off the West coast, whether it's California central Valley, is Asia.
And many of the agricultural goods were tree nuts.
“And when the United States with through from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and agreement that we spearheaded as a way to contain China. When we with through, we actually just left the playing field and China and the European union have moved in, in a way they were not there four years ago,” noted Bryant.
“So, when we're looking at what we need to be doing, we need to first of all, figure out how we can re-establish leadership in Asia. And we need to do that by finding a face -saving way to reenter the TPP that will immediately shore up our trade relationship with China and other Asian countries,” noted Bryant.