Policy Priorities

Drive Growth Through Expanded Trade

  • Press for new market-opening agreements with the EU and UK as well as phase 2 agreements with China and Japan
  • Push for completing a digital trade agreement in the World Trade Organization
  • Advocate for effective and timely WTO reform up to and beyond the WTO Ministerial
  • Facilitate trade by reducing red tape at the border, securing additional transparency, predictibility and achieving additional customs reforms
  • Advocate for continued U.S. engagement and leadership at the World Customs Organization

Highlight the Essential Private-Sector Role in Sustainable Development

  •  Fight for inclusive and substantive engagement of the private sector in key international organizations and multilateral policy, technical and partnership forums
  • Support ongoing business leadership in implementation of the UN 2030 Development Agenda through innovation, investment and cooperative actions
  • Accelerate public-private partnerships to advance the private sector’s role in sustainable development
  • Advance global climate action alongside energy security, innovation and climate resilience
  • Promote scientifically sound, cost-effective and collaborative solutions to cross-border environment and energy challenges

Promote and Protect Investment in the United States and Abroad

  • Eliminate policies requiring forced localization and restricting cross-border data flows
  • Promote pro-investment policies and investor protections in the U.S. and internationally
  • Work to revive the U.S. bilateral investment treaty program with appropriate partners
  • Elevate the fight against illicit trade and illicit markets
  • Support the inclusion of effective labor and environment clauses in trade instruments

Prepare the Workforce for the Jobs of the Future

  • Press for inclusive labor market policies that recognize diverse forms of work, support well governed labor mobility and champion women’s economic inclusion and youth employment
  • Encourage government education policies informed by dialogue with business regarding hard and soft key skills for the future and support life-long-learning opportunities for all
  • Advocate for national governments to effectively enact and enforce labor laws that meet international standards

Advance American Competitiveness and Innovation

  • Support sensible, pro-growth tax policies as fundamental reform is considered
  • Reduce double taxation and tax disputes via principles-based rules that encourage trade
  • Promote strong global rules that protect U.S. intellectual property
  • Maintain the internet’s openness and stability through engagement with ICANN
  • Promote interoperable approaches to cybersecurity and privacy policies
  • Advance consumer protection standards through self-regulation in marketing and advertising
  • Advocate for sensible multilateral agreements that promote an enabling legal and regulatory environment for business to stimulate economic growth and opportunity for all
  • Promote global rules on competition policy to ensure a level playing field for U.S. companies

Rally Business for Positive Social Impact

  • Encourage government implementation of duty to protect the human rights of their citizens and continued company action to demonstrate respect for human rights per the UN Guiding Principles
  • Promote effective rule of law regimes that safeguard human rights, labor rights and promote antibribery and anti-corruption policies
  • Advocate for programs and training initiatives to enable small and medium enterprises to enact responsible business conduct policies
  • Promote and convene multi-stakeholder dialogues on responsible business conduct and improving working conditions in global supply chains

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