Congress has mandated that the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) must prepare “a report assessing the likely impact of the agreement on the United States economy as a whole and on specific industry sectors” in advance of congressional consideration a new trade agreement. Historically, USITC estimates in this regard have proven to be quite conservative, as seen in the examples in this Issue Brief.
Given the trillions of dollars in trade and investment across the Atlantic, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its members have a critical interest in the success of the EU’s efforts to boost growth and competitiveness. An energy policy that respects both economic and environmental objectives through increased transatlantic cooperation in energy security, energy trade, and the mutual development of new technologies through joint research should be central to that effort.
Following a year of intense debate about the major flaws rendering its proposed regulation unworkable, DOL issued its final rule without the benefit of any new public review and comment on its decisions.
On April 28 – 29, 2016 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be an Official Partner of the Trans-Caspian East-West Trade & Transit Corridor Forum hosted by the Embassies of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Turkey.
Arbitration is an important means of resolving disputes that provides significant benefits to consumers and businesses. As the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (“CCMC”) and the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (“ILR”) explained in detail in comments to the CFPB,1 arbitration of consumer disputes has been common practice for decades; there are perhaps hundreds of millions of consumer contracts currently in force that include arbitration agreements—many of them relating to consumer financial products or services.
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