USCIB Applauds House Adoption of Trade Promotion Authority

New York, N.Y., June 18, 2015 – The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) welcomed the House of Representatives’ passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation today, and urged the Senate to move quickly to ensure final passage, which is necessary for U.S. trade negotiators to complete crucial talks with Pacific-rim nations.

“We commend TPA supporters for sticking by this important legislation despite aggressive attacks from trade opponents,” said USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson. “House passage takes us a step closer to getting back in the game of writing 21st-century trade rules that benefit our workers, farmers, businesses and consumers.”

Robinson continued: “As we have already seen, slowing down TPA only damages our position in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. We urge the Senate to act swiftly to get the final bill to the President’s desk.”

USCIB is a founding member of the Trade Benefits America Coalition, an organization of American business organizations dedicated to building support for the U.S. trade agenda.

About USCIB:
USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence. Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world. With a unique global network, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More at www.uscib.org.

Contact:
Jonathan Huneke, USCIB
+1 212.703.5043, jhuneke@uscib.org

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Deputy Director, Marketing and Communications
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Kira Yevtukhova manages USCIB’s print and online publications, including the website, e-newsletter and quarterly magazine, and serves as the organization’s digital media strategist. Prior to this role, Kira worked for over five years within USCIB’s Policy Department, focusing on climate change, environment, nutrition, health, and chemicals related policy issues. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and is currently pursuing an MBA at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.
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