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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
Today, Tom Linebarger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cummins Inc. and Chair of the Business Roundtable International Engagement Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s notification to Congress of its intent to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)...
On behalf of Business Roundtable, I am writing to express our support for your Administration’s efforts to modernize and strengthen the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) as well as to share our priorities for the negotiations.
Business Roundtable shares the Administration’s goals of robust U.S. economic growth, more economic opportunities and well-paying jobs for Americans and improved competitiveness for U.S. companies and workers. We also concur with the Administration’s belief that the U.S. trade agenda should include high-standard and modern trade agreements, strong enforcement of U.S. trade laws and rights under U.S. trade agreements, and other initiatives to expand U.S. trade and investment opportunities and target unfair foreign trade and investment practices and unfair imports where they exist.
As business leaders committed to supporting U.S. growth, jobs and expanded trade, we look forward to working with the Administration and Congress to find ways to help American workers and companies compete successfully.
With every passing day, businesses from the United States are missing out on new business opportunities overseas, to the detriment of local economies and American jobs. Congress can and must act swiftly.