In her remarks, Secretary Pritzker discussed the United Statesâ€™ commitment to strengthening commercial and economic ties throughout the Asia-Pacific, which is a critical dimension of the presidentâ€™s rebalance toward this fast-growing region. The Asia-Pacific region presents rapidly growing opportunities for American businesses and workers. The region accounts for nearly 60 percent of world GDP and 40 percent of global trade. Secretary Pritzker highlighted the United Statesâ€™ leadership role in efforts such as the Trans Pacific Partnership, and she also emphasized the growing U.S. ties with both longstanding and emerging trade partners.
Read a summary of her remarks and audience tweets below.