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

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 18, 2015

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




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 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).