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Business And Agricultural Leaders Welcome Progress In TPP Negotiations

For Immediate Release

Contact: Andrea McCarthy;; (202) 617-3888

Business And Agricultural Leaders Welcome Progress In TPP Negotiations

Washington D.C. – The Trade Benefits America Coalition, a broad-based group of more than 275 associations, businesses, and agricultural groups, issued the following statement welcoming the progress in negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP):

Expanded Trade Increases American Employment

A series of trade agreements were implemented over the past two decades to help American companies, workers and farmers sell more goods and services to customers around the world. Today, more well-paying American jobs are supported by trade. 

Fast track to free trade prosperity

Though conservatives have reason to distrust President Obama's actions after years of failed policies, they should be cautiously optimistic about last week's bipartisan congressional approval — dominated by Republicans — of Trade Promotion Authority, otherwise called fast track authority.

... Passage of "Fast Track" authority now provides for the possibility of a potentially valuable Trans-Pacific Partnership. If President Obama's team negotiates a bad deal by picking too many winners and losers, Congress should simply vote it down.

Senator James Lankford: Trade Promotion Authority is good for U.S. and Oklahoma

When we were 13 colonies, in a document we now call the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson penned a long list of grievances against King George III that included, “cutting off our trade with all parts of the world.” Before we were an official nation, we were international traders. Trade has always been a pillar of the American economy.

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Trade and U.S. trade agreements create economic growth and jobs in the United States. Congressional passage of modernized Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation is critical for advancing current U.S. trade negotiations – the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Trade in Services Agreement – and future U.S. trade agreements.

Report by TechAmerica. TechAmerica Foundation proudly presents our 2014 edition of Tech Trade in the States: A State-by-State Overview of International Trade of Tech Goods. It provides 2012 data on tech trade at the national level and export data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The report also provides an estimate as to the number of jobs that are supported by export activities.