New York, N.Y., September 23, 2011– Peter M. Robinson, president and CEO of the United States Council for International Business, issued the following statement regarding the Senate’s passage of the trade bill renewing the Generalized System of Preferences and Trade Adjustment Assistance:
“USCIB applauds the Senate’s passage of the GSP/TAA bill and is encouraged by bipartisan support for the measure. We urge the House to act quickly on this legislation and the White House to move forward with submitting the Korea, Colombia and Panama Free Trade Agreements to Congress. It is essential to the American business community that all necessary action on these trade bills is completed as soon as possible, to ensure that our companies can continue to compete and create jobs through expanded market access.”
USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and prudent regulation. Its members include top 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 encompassing leading international business organizations, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More at www.uscib.org.