WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015—known as Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)—slated to lapse on July 1, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant issued the following statement:
“Renewing Trade Promotion Authority is a critical priority, and the U.S. Chamber urges Congress to begin work to renew and update this important legislation. TPA is the vehicle that allows American workers, farmers, and companies to secure the benefits of a new market-opening trade agreements; it lets members of Congress set negotiating objectives and guarantees they will be consulted as trade talks proceed; and it strengthens the hand of U.S. trade officials as they engage with foreign governments. To advance a pro-growth, pro-jobs trade agenda, TPA is essential.”
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