WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement today in response to the Commerce Department announcement that it will launch an investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 into whether imports of vehicles and auto parts harm national security:
- Outside our borders are markets that represent 80% of the world’s purchasing power, 92% of its economic growth, and 95% of its consumers. Developing countries buy over half of all U.S. exports.
- More than 41 million Americans jobs depend on trade. Half of all manufacturing jobs depends on exports, and one in three acres on American farms is planted for hungry consumers overseas.
- Many foreign countries still maintain steep tariffs and other barriers against U.S. exports, while the U.S. market is largely wide open. American workers and farmers deserve the opportunity to compete—and succeed—on a level playing field.
The U.S. Chamber's Plan to Help Americans Compete and Win in the Worldwide Economy
The United States faces a choice to reach out and seize the benefits of international engagement, or retreat into isolationism. This choice is central to the competitiveness of the U.S. economy and the hopes of hardworking citizens pursuing the American Dream.
America has the most open economy and society in the world. Americans appreciate the benefits of engagement by a two-to-one margin, but some question this openness, wondering whether the unfettered flow of goods, capital, and people helps or hurts the average family. While some are hurt -- and should be helped -- the facts will show that the overwhelming majority of Americans derive great benefits from international engagement.
Read the full International Agenda Here
International Policy Staff
- John Murphy, Senior Vice President, International Policy
- Christopher Wenk, Executive Director, International Policy
- Elizabeth Guillot, Coordinator, International Policy
Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation (GRC)
- Sean Heather, Vice President, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation GRC and Executive Director, International Policy & Antitrust Policy
- Alex Botting, Senior Manager, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation
- Kara Sutton, Senior Manager, Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation
- GRC Website
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LetterMay 08, 2018 - 5:30pm
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LetterMay 08, 2018 - 9:30am
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LetterApr 27, 2018 - 12:00pm
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Above the FoldFeb 28, 2018 - 9:00am
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