John G. Murphy Canadian, American and Mexican flags stand on stage ahead of the first round of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations in Washington, D.C. Photo credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg. Trade rumors always swirl in late July. This year, the usual Major League Baseball scuttlebutt is mixed with rumors about a surge of momentum toward […]
Trade with Canada and Mexico supports 14 million jobs in the United States.
Of these 14 million, 5 million are directly attributable to the increase in trade facilitated by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). With a two-decade record to examine, it is clear the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has generated a major expansion of economic activity that sustains millions of jobs and enhances the global competitiveness of all three countries.
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John G. Murphy Wilbur Ross, U.S. commerce secretary, right, and Robert Lighthizer, U.S. trade representative. Photo credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will appear before the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively (watch here and here at 10 a.m. each day). Commerce […]
John G. Murphy Canadian, American and Mexican flags stand on stage ahead of the first round of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations in Washington, D.C. Photo credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg. When it comes to trade agreements, most Americans like them “strong and enforceable.” As the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has often said, the commitments in […]
Friday, February 9, 2018 – 9:00am to 11:00am Iowa Association of Business and Industry 400 E Court Ave. # 100 Des Moines, IA See map: Google Maps This event in Des Moines, Iowa convenes farmers, manufacturers, and service providers to discuss what’s at stake in the NAFTA negotiations.
Thomas J. Donohue President Donald Trump speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photo credit: Jason Alden/Bloomberg. World leaders gathered last week in Davos, Switzerland, for the annual World Economic Forum, where evidence of the realities and opportunities of our global economy were on full display. President Trump attended the forum and heard […]
John G. Murphy Italian national team goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon during the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Photo credit: Adam Berry/Bloomberg. In soccer, an “own goal” occurs when a player causes the ball to go into his or her own team’s goal, resulting in a goal being scored for the other team. This can happen in trade, […]
Cordell Eddings On Above the Fold, we recently examined the 12 states that would be hit hardest by a withdrawal from NAFTA. Over the coming weeks, we’ll take a close look at one small business in each of those states that depends on NAFTA. Check back for future installments. chris_petersen.jpg Ask Chris Petersen, and […]
John G. Murphy Attendees at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI. Photo credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg. For America’s automotive industry, the most important gathering taking place this week may actually be in Montreal, not the Motor City. On Sunday, some 500 miles away from the lights of the Detroit Auto Show, negotiators […]
Sean Hackbarth U.S. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue (right) and Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer, at the 2018 State of American Business press conference. Photo credit: Ian Wagreich / © U.S. Chamber of Commerce. After Tom Donohue laid out the U.S. Chamber’s 2018 agenda in the State of American Business […]