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Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.

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For more than 80 years, income tax treaties have played a critical role in fostering U.S. bilateral trade and investment and protecting U.S. businesses, large and small, from double taxation of the income they earn from selling goods and services in foreign markets.

The Impact of Trade on U.S. & State Level Employment

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement is a regional trade agreement that the United States is negotiating with 11 other Asia-Pacific countries (Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam).

The importance of these tax provisions cannot be overstated. Many are longstanding features of the business and individual tax systems – including items such as the research and development credit, bonus depreciation, and international provisions that help U.S. companies compete in foreign markets; and all of which companies count on in formulating investment plans and budgets.

Dear Mr. President:

Passage of this legislation would mark a historic moment in our nation’s longstanding commitment to ensuring all students are ready to succeed in college, career or military service.

According to BRT's Q4 CEO Economic Outlook Survey, CEOs expressed growing caution about the U.S. economy’s near-term prospects and indicated they are moderating their plans for capital investment over the next six months for the third quarter in a row.

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).

November 18, 2015

BRT urges DHS to finalize and implement this regulation consistent with suggested modifications and looks forward to continued engagement with the agency on immigration issues.

North America’s energy resurgence is delivering for consumers, businesses, the U.S. economy and America’s standing in the world, but history suggests that those who stand still are quickly overtaken. Policymakers, regulators and business leaders should work together to adopt a policy framework that capitalizes on this historic opportunity and ushers in a new era of energy security.

Both the Senate and House versions of ESEA legislation contain elements that business leaders support, but more needs to be done to deliver a meaningful education to our students.

The changes to ISS’s current overboarding policies are not warranted. Business Roundtable does not endorse a specific limit on the number of directorships an individual may hold. This question is best addressed by boards and their nominating/governance committees in accordance with procedures adopted to assess the circumstances of individual directors.

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