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
BRT welcomed passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of H.R. 702, a bill to end the ban on U.S. oil exports.
We urge you to support H.R. 702, a bill to lift the self-imposed restriction on U.S. crude oil exports. Enactment of this important bipartisan legislation will benefit American consumers, create jobs right here at home, grow the economy, reduce our trade deficit, and bolster our strategic alliances abroad.
BRT released the following statement on the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations: “We thank President Obama, Ambassador Froman and the U.S. negotiating team for their tireless work on the TPP negotiations, and we look forward to reviewing the details of this agreement,” said Tom Linebarger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cummins Inc. and Chair of the Business Roundtable International Engagement Committee.
Business Roundtable CEOs call on Congress to pass a multi-year reauthorization of the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank as soon as possible.
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.