Published: February 12, 2013
Business Roundtable’s (BRT) newly updated The Language and Benefits of Trade is an easy to use guide that offers the latest facts, figures, definitions and acronyms to help you navigate the often-complex world of international trade and investment policy. You can find it here. Watch for additional trade resources soon.
BRT also recently released its overall 2013 CEO Growth Agenda. In the trade area, the CEOs of BRT call on U.S. policymakers to expand international trade opportunities and eliminate market barriers to help support U.S. economic growth. Specifically, among other things, the United States should:
Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with more than $7.3 trillion in annual revenues and nearly 16 million employees. BRT member companies comprise nearly a third of the total value of the U.S. stock market and invest more than $150 billion annually in research and development – equal to 61 percent of U.S. private R&D spending. Our companies pay $182 billion in dividends to shareholders and generate nearly $500 billion in sales for small and medium-sized businesses annually.
BRT companies give more than $9 billion a year in combined charitable contributions.