Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote a thriving economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy.
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.
Recent Activities in International Engagement
As the nation’s largest business organizations—representing companies of every size, sector, and state in the union—we write to affirm the critical importance we ascribe to retaining strong investment protections and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The United States Has a Real Economic Stake in Negotiations to Modernize NAFTA
For more than two decades, NAFTA has supported jobs and the economy in the United States. Successful negotiations to update NAFTA should expand on, not diminish, the many benefits this U.S. trade agreement has already created.
"The U.S.-China economic relationship creates important economic opportunities as well as major challenges for U.S. exporters, innovators and investors.
The negotiations to modernize NAFTA provide an important opportunity to upgrade the agreement to improve protection and enforcement tools against the theft, discrimination and unfair treatment of U.S. property overseas.
Business Roundtable appreciates the opportunity to provide comments and contribute to the performance review of U.S. trade and investment agreements by the Secretary of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative.