With every passing day, businesses from the United States are missing out on new business opportunities overseas, to the detriment of local economies and American jobs. Congress can and must act swiftly.
Open markets for international trade and investment are essential for supporting U.S. economic growth and jobs. Business Roundtable supports policies that promote U.S. trade and investment, and create a level playing field for U.S. companies competing in global markets.
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The TPP will generate powerful economic opportunities for American exporters, and we are encouraged by progress toward congressional approval of the agreement. We urge Congress and the Administration to continue working together to approve the TPP this year.
If the TPP is not approved this year, the United States will jeopardize a huge opportunity for U.S. growth, jobs and leadership.
Deeper collaboration among Canada, Mexico, and the United States should focus on improving our international competitiveness, supporting economic growth and jobs in our countries, facilitating the legitimate movement of people, goods, services, capital, and energy between our countries, and addressing emerging challenges such as cybersecurity.
Business Roundtable is urging Congress and the Administration to intensify their efforts to address outstanding industry issues and enact the TPP this year to seize this key opportunity to support U.S. growth and jobs.
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Momentum for America
In 2016, Business Roundtable will focus its efforts on greater job expansion and economic growth – national priorities that are inextricably linked. Informing our plan is our collective business experience as CEOs of America’s leading companies, experience that tells us what it takes to build momentum for the United States in in 2016 and beyond.