U.S. Chamber Statement on USTR’s Intent to Enter Trade Negotiations with Japan, the EU, and the UK

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 5:30pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant today released the following statement after the Trump administration announced its intent to negotiate trade agreements with Japan, the European Union, and the United Kingdom:

“We’re pleased to see that the U.S. Trade Representative is moving forward with plans to negotiate new market-opening trade agreements with Japan, the European Union, and the United Kingdom. Seeking new customers in major foreign markets is critical to the success of American free enterprise.

“The U.S. Chamber will work with the administration and Congress throughout the negotiations to ensure forthcoming discussions result in free and fair trade as well as adhere to the important objectives set forth in Trade Promotion Authority.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.