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The Trans-Pacific Partnership and APCAC Support

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Harvey Goldstein is a philanthropist, a strategic international business consultant, the founder and chairman of Indonesian-based Harvest International, and a member and leader of several global organizations. With decades of business experience in Indonesia and throughout the rest of Southeast Asia, Harvey Goldstein is well versed in the needs and issues of the region and works to improve economic development. The recent Trans-Pacific Partnership will have a major impact on the region, and the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC) is one of the organizations to which Mr. Goldstein belongs that supports this effort.

An association of nearly 30 American chambers of commerce in the Asia-Pacific region, APCAC represents over 15,000 companies with over $600 billion in investment in the area.

APCAC recently voiced its support for the TPP, a free trade agreement (FTA) between the United States, Canada, and several other countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Pending approval in the U.S., the FTA stands to eliminate tariffs and reduce barriers to trade.

The goal of the agreement is to harmonize numerous regulations among the countries involved for the purpose of streamlining and improving international trade to the benefit of all countries. For additional information on APCAC’s support, see the press release at www.apcac.org/apcac-applauds-signing-of-tpp.

Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce

Harvey Goldstein, Indonesia business executive, was a PhD Candidate of the State University of New York in Operations Research completing all requirements except thesis in 1967. An expert on business relations in Southeast Asia, Harvey Goldstein maintains membership in several notable organizations in Indonesia and other areas. He served as chairman for the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC).

APCAC, a longtime proponent of international free trading that formed in 1968, is a group that addresses the needs of more than 22,000 business professionals and 6,000 organizations. Every year the members of APCAC, hailing from 19 distinct American Chambers of Commerce regions, account for $160 billion worth of trade and $30 billion in investments. Under the leadership of the council’s chairman, APCAC meets twice a year to address issues of major concern to the countries’ business communities. It officiates an APCAC stance on those issues and develops and executes successful strategies for dealing with them.