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Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.

Opening & Expanding Markets Through New Trade

The United States and 11 other countries have completed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a modern trade agreement that creates new opportunities for American manufacturing and services businesses large and small to compete in a global economy. The TPP cuts over 18,000 foreign taxes on American-made products, leveling the playing field for U.S. exporters. Congress should approve the TPP this year so U.S. businesses, farmers, and workers can start to reap these benefits. 

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Trade with TPP Countries Supports Jobs &
Growth in Every State

The Business Roundtable has analyzed the benefits of trade generally and with TPP countries to each U.S. state. The results? Trade has consistently supported growth, jobs and investment across the country, and the TPP opens the door to even more. Find out how trade benefits your state and the potential of TPP to deliver more benefits.

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  • Benefits of International Trade

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    International Trade and investment supports jobs and economic growth in every state, and now supports an estimated 41 million American jobs. U.S. trade-related employment grew three and a half times faster than total U.S. employment between 2004 and 2014.
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  • Trans-Pacific Partnership

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    The United States and 11 other countries negotiated the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an agreement that will support economic growth and jobs by removing trade barriers for goods and services, improving intellectual property protection, and creating new 21st century trade rules.
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  • The United States Benefits from Globally Engaged Companies

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    Globally engaged U.S. companies create jobs, pay higher wages and increase economic growth in every U.S. state and the District of Columbia. For the United States as a whole, U.S. globally engaged companies directly employed 23.3 million American workers in 2013, the most recent year for which data are available, and paid average annual compensation of $78,000, which is 40 percent higher than the average $56,000 annual compensation paid to workers employed by other U.S. businesses.
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