WASHINGTON, DC – In response to the completion of TPP negotiations, the Corn Refiners Association (CRA) issues the following statement:
“The CRA thanks U.S. Trade Representative Michael Forman and his team for their hard work in bringing these negotiations to a close. The TPP region is a very important market of the U.S. corn refining industry, with 40% of our exports going to these countries.” said John Bode, President and CEO of the Corn Refiners Association. “CRA looks forward to reviewing all of the details of the agreement but remain optimistic that the U.S. achieved a comprehensive and commercially meaningful trade agreement that will benefit the U.S. corn refining industry.”
CRA is the national trade association representing the corn refining (wet milling) industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, ethanol, starch, bioproducts, corn oil, and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein, and fiber.