- Renew U.S. global leadership on trade by advancing an ambitious market-opening trade agenda—to include comprehensive, high-standard trade agreements with the U.K., Kenya, and other nations—as well as new digital trade agreements.
- Advocate for improved access to the Chinese market, work with allies to press for reforms to China’s non-market economic policies, and secure relief from the Section 301 tariffs via new negotiations and/or a robust tariff exclusion process.
- Rescind the Section 232 tariffs and quotas, which have not advanced the U.S. national security objectives at the heart of the underlying statute while undermining U.S. alliances and trade ties.
- Support increased U.S. engagement in the World Trade Organization (WTO) to reinvigorate its role as a forum for trade negotiations, including through greater use of plurilateral approaches, and support reforms to restore its Appellate Body.
- Ensure businesses of all sizes and sectors can benefit from the digital transformation of the global economy by advocating internationally for pragmatic approaches to data governance, cybersecurity, competition policy, and a risk-based approach to emerging technologies such as AI.
- Advance a range of legal mechanisms that promote cross-border data flows, which underpin the modern economy, as part of efforts to combat misguided data localization policies.
- Engage the new U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council to drive greater cooperation, resolve ongoing trade disputes, avoid the emergence of new barriers to transatlantic commerce, and where possible set global standards.
- Support a balanced approach to national security regulations applicable to international trade and investment (e.g., export controls, reviews of inbound foreign direct investment) to ensure a targeted focus on legitimate national security concerns that avoids unduly hindering commerce and prioritizes cooperation among allies.
- Advocate for congressional action to renew the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), to approve the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), and to establish Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with Kazakhstan.
- Press for vigorous enforcement of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to ensure the parties comply with their commitments while avoiding an onerous approach that goes beyond the scope of the agreement (e.g., on rules of origin for autos and on labor) and undermines U.S. competitiveness.
- Advocate for the U.S. to take a leadership role in promoting trade and sustainability initiatives that foster—and do not undermine—U.S. competitiveness, including ratifying the Basel Convention on Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste, the Convention on Biodiversity, and the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol; engaging in the proposed U.N. Plastics Treaty negotiations; and negotiating agreements to discipline fisheries subsidies and eliminate tariffs on environmental goods at the WTO.
- Foster conversations in bilateral and multilateral fora on the importance of investments in health and their benefits for economic growth and development as well as the pivotal role the private sector plays in advancing these goals.
- Support supply chain resiliency with policies that mitigate risks by fostering geographic diversity of supply, avoid new trade barriers such as new Buy American measures that invite foreign retaliation, and embrace incentive-based rather than punitive approaches.
- Advocate for a conduct-based approach to economic sanctions that targets specific, clearly articulated objectives; favors multilateral measures to ensure effectiveness and avoid backfill; and maintains executive branch flexibility to respond to changing circumstances.
- Work to secure ratification of treaties to avoid double taxation concerning taxes on income with Chile, Hungary, and Poland.
- Support full funding of the federal international affairs budget to advance U.S. economic interests, national security, and humanitarian values.
- Press for reform of laws delegating tariff authority to the Executive, specifically by requiring an affirming vote by both chambers of Congress for any new tariffs.
- Prepare the ground for renewal of Trade Promotion Authority.
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