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Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 9:00pm

Advance Trade Facilitation

 Around the globe, trade facilitation is increasingly seen as a top priority.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 9:00pm

Adopt Talent-Oriented Immigration Policies

 Faced with fierce international competition to devise the products and services of tomorrow, companies are constantly seeking access to workers with cutting-edge skills. While many of the world’s top scientists, researchers, and engineers are U.S.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 9:00pm

Oppose Unilateral Economic Sanctions

 During the past few decades, Congress and the executive branch have repeatedly imposed unilateral economic sanctions on a variety of countries in the pursuit of foreign policy goals. With so few positive results—and so many unintended consequences—it’s time for a fresh look at U.S.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 9:00pm

Foster Development through Trade and Aid

 With most of the world’s population and economic growth squarely centered in the developing world, U.S. companies are increasingly reliant on emerging economies. In fact, over half of U.S. exports now go to developing countries.  Accordingly, the U.S.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 8:45pm

Help Small Businesses to Export

 America’s small business owners are hailed as heroes of free enterprise, not least because they generate two-thirds all new U.S. jobs.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 8:45pm

Seek a Level Playing Field in Trade Finance

 Trade finance has played a key role in international commerce for centuries.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 8:30pm

Promote Global Regulatory Cooperation

 While trade agreements are powerful tools for opening overseas markets, there are some barriers they have not traditionally addressed. A wide variety of non-tariff obstacles make competing in multiple markets around the world a significant challenge for both large firms and small.

Issue BriefAug 15, 2017 - 8:00pm

Enforce Trade Agreements

 Trade agreements hold little value for American business if they aren’t enforced. The U.S. Chamber has long pressed for consistent and vigorous enforcement of trade agreements entered into by the United States.