USCIB Commends Senate for Proceeding on Trade Promotion Authority

capitol_dome_scaffoldingThe United States Council for International Business (USCIB) is pleased the Senate voted to proceed on Trade Promotion Authority today, following a day of negotiations after the trade package failed to make it through the Senate on Tuesday.

“We commend the Senate for starting debate on TPA and urge lawmakers to pass the bill as soon as possible,” said USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson. “There is growing public appreciation of the benefits of trade to our economy and our workforce. We need TPA in order to seize the tremendous opportunities for growth in our current trade talks.”

A strong advocate for international trade and investment, 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.

USCIB and its international partners also organized two high-level policy conferences about the benefits of increased trade and investment: “Exploring New Approaches to Trade, Investment and Jobs” last October with a keynote by USTR Michael Froman, and the Customs & Trade Facilitation Symposium in February with Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske. In addition, Robinson co-authored an Op-Ed in The Hill with former Rep. James Bacchus in March about the pressing need to pass TPA.

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

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