Trade Benefits America

Trade agreements are good for the U.S. economy.

Trade Benefits by State

International trade and investment supports jobs and economic growth in every state. Learn more about how your state benefits on our interactive map.

Benefits of Trade Promotion Authority for America

Trade is an important engine for U.S. economic growth and jobs. With more than 30 percent of U.S. GDP tied to international trade and investment, 95 percent of the world’s population abroad, and more than one in five U.S. jobs supported by trade, U.S. engagement in the international marketplace is more important to our nation’s economy than ever before. Passage of Trade Promotion Authority will help Congress and the President to work together to forge new and beneficial trade agreements for the United States.

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Trade Spotlight

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.

Latest Activity

Business and Agriculture Groups to Congress: Pass Bipartisan TPA Bill This Year

Today, the Trade Benefits America Coalition – a group of more than 200 U.S. business and agricultural associations and companies – urged Congress to pass bipartisan legislation to modernize Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) this year. In a letter to House and Senate leadership, the Coalition wrote:

Trade Benefits America Coalition urges passage of bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation this year.

Dear Speaker Boehner, Leader Reid, Leader Pelosi and Leader McConnell:

As members of the Trade Benefits America Coalition, we write to urge passage of bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation this year.

Trade with the Asia-Pacific Supports U.S. Growth and Jobs

With the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting set to begin in Beijing on Monday, it is important to understand just how critical the Asia-Pacific region is for U.S. exports and American jobs.

USTR: TPA Enhances U.S. Credibility

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