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
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is a regional trade agreement that the United States negotiated with 11 other Asia-Pacific countries (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam).
This important agreement will eliminate hundreds of tariffs on information technology products, increase the competitiveness of U.S. technology exports and reduce barriers to global trade.
We urge governments to conclude an ambitious Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) that will eliminate tariffs on a broad range of environmental goods and technologies under the umbrella of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
We applaud the Administration and U.S. negotiators for their efforts to make the full text of the TPP agreement available publicly.
In fiscal year 2014, the Ex-Im Bank provided financing for $27.5 billion worth of U.S. exports through its approval of over 3,700 transactions for U.S. companies, including more than 3,300 for small businesses. These exports supported an estimated 164,000 American jobs at these companies, as well as companies in their U.S. supply chains.