Ahead of President Obama’s State of the Union address, USCIB sent a letter to the president urging him to highlight the U.S trade agenda and call for passage of Trade Promotion Authority. The letter emphasizes that a strong push from the Administration, Congress and the business community is needed to get TPA over the finish line.
“This year will present opportunities for the U.S. to conclude trade and investment agreements that will ensure that the United States grows its economy, creates jobs and opens markets to U.S. goods and services reaching customers around the world,” wrote USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson in the letter to President Obama. “TPA would provide a critical boost to achieving these shared goals among U.S. workers, companies and citizens.”
In addition, the Trade Benefits America Coalition, of which USCIB is a member, also sent a letter to House and Senate leadership urging Congress to pass bipartisan legislation to modernize TPA early this year.
The Trade Benefits America Coalition includes a wide range of associations and companies that are 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 TPA legislation is important to help ensure America continues to benefit from trade.