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
U.S. companies – both large and small – are losing out to foreign competitors that continue to receive export financing from one or more of the 85 foreign export credit agencies (ECAs) around the world. In the face of fierce foreign competition, it is critical for Congress to restore a level playing field for U.S. companies and workers by reauthorizing Ex-Im Bank.
Progress made during the recent TPP negotiations is encouraging, and Business Roundtable urges negotiators to continue working together to achieve a comprehensive and high-quality agreement as soon as possible.
This bipartisan approach can serve as an effective model for even more legislative successes in the future.
The Business Coalition for Transatlantic Trade (BCTT) is made up of major companies and associations that support conclusion of an ambitious, comprehensive, and high-standard trade and investment agreement between the United States and the European Union.
“We urge Congress to pass a multi-year reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank in July to help U.S. companies sell their goods and services around the world and support jobs and economic growth across the country,” said Tom Linebarger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cummins Inc. and Chair of the Business Roundtable International Engagement Committee.