Published on agriview.com
September 18, 2013 8:30 am
As part of a larger push for legislation that would grant Trade Promotion Authority to the White House, ASA joined business and trade groups from a wide range of industries as part of the Trade Benefits America Coalition.
The Trade Benefits America Coalition includes a wide range of associations and companies that are dedicated to the pursuit of U.S. international trade agreements that benefit American businesses, farmers, workers, and consumers. The Coalition believes that passage of updated Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation is important to help ensure America continues to benefit from trade. The Coalition’s mission is to educate policymakers and the public on the benefits of trade and U.S. trade agreements; and to educate on and advocate for updated Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) as an important tool for pursuing pending and future negotiations to provide further opportunities for U.S. economic growth and job creation.
In addition to launching a website at http://tradebenefitsamerica.org/as an educational resource and advocacy tool, over time, the Coalition is working with Congress and the Administration, engaging in a range of media activities, and reaching out to members as well as state and local officials across the country to encourage support for updated TPA.
The Coalition’s Steering Committee includes the American Farm Bureau Federation, Business Roundtable, Coalition of Services Industries, Emergency Committee for American Trade, National Association of Manufacturers, National Foreign Trade Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and U.S. Council for International Business.