Exciting news on trade from our partners at the Trade Benefits America Coalition:
Last week, the United States Conference of Mayors adopted two resolutions
that urge congressional passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation and support America’s expansion of trade and investment ties around the world.
By adopting these resolutions America’s mayors have added their voices to the growing group of policymakers who understand the economic importance of TPA and expanding trade across the United States.
In December, a bipartisan group of 15 governors sent a letter urging President Obama and House and Senate leaders to support and advance pending trade negotiations – the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Trade in Services Agreement (TISA).
Congressional passage of the modernized TPA legislation will help shore up the economic benefits of these and future trade agreements.
USCIB sits on the steering committee of the Trade Benefits America Coalition, a group of associations and companies dedicated to the pursuit of U.S. international trade agreements that benefit American businesses, farmers, workers and consumers. The Coalition believes that passage of modernized Trade Promotion Authority legislation is important to help ensure American continues to benefit from trade.