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June 6, 2017

While the United States continues to make progress in establishing opportunities for trade and economic growth with other countries around the world, we must not ignore the same opportunities presented only 100 miles away from our border, with our neighbor Cuba.

Recent reports suggesting the Trump administration may roll back progress made between America and Cuba have raised concern...

May 23, 2017

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been named U.S. Ambassador to China after an 83-13 Senate vote, making him the fifth confirmed ambassador of the Trump administration. In his new role, Branstad will assume responsibility for creating a positive diplomatic relationship between the Untied States and China, with far reaching implications in areas such as national security and trade.

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May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017

Ambassador Lighthizer
United States Trade Representative
Office of United States Trade Representative
600 17th Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20006

Dear Ambassador Lighthizer,

On behalf of the following organizations representing millions of Americans, we write to congratulate you on your confirmation...

May 16, 2017

Finally, after four months of waiting, the United States has a new Trade Representative – Robert Lighthizer. Lighthizer steps in as USTR during what could potentially be a large shift in American trade policy under the Trump administration. Lighthizer’s career has, on paper, prepared him well for the role, which has taken on a new importance following trade-related tension in relationships...

May 12, 2017

The recent announcement from Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, explained the first results of negotiations between the United States and China as part of a trade agreement. The 10-point deal opens U.S. beef imports to the Chinese market after more than a decade, and also gives China the chance to export poultry...

April 26, 2017
By Trade Alliance to Promote Prosperity

HAPPY #worldIPday from your friends at the Trade Alliance to Promote Prosperity!!

Every April 26 we commemorate World Intellectual Property Day to highlight the benefits provided by IP. Because of IP, entrepreneurs, thinkers, creators, and doers are able to innovate and create in the globalized market of ideas and products. This commemoration was established by the World Intellectual...

February 8, 2017

Today the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Intellectual Property Center released their fifth annual Global Intellectual Property Index, highlighting the best and worst international players when it comes to protecting intellectual property. Titled, The Roots of Innovation – the United States, United Kingdom and Germany rounded out the top three countries credited for protecting intellectual...

October 19, 2016
By Patrick Rosenstiel

For many Minnesotans, the business of the United Nations may seem worlds away. With this in mind, it is no surprise that many probably did not hear about the UN Secretary General’s Panel on Access to Medicine and its accompanying report, which was released in mid-September. The purpose of this panel was an important one. Their goal was to understand how lifesaving improvements in medicine,...

September 16, 2016

Freedom of speech? Due process? Maybe freedom of the press or protections against search and seizure? When you run down the list of constitutional rights that have made America, these and a few others come to mind. For most Americans, they are the best examples of our freedoms at work in everyday life. But when you think about the historical and economic building blocks of our country –from...

August 19, 2016

For America’s trade-centric industries (most of them) seeking solace in election year anchored by anti-trade (anti-job) rhetoric from both sides – a sign of hope has arrived. Yesterday the Clinton campaign announced Ken Salazar - former Colorado Senator, Secretary of Interior and staunch trade supporter - as the chair of her presidential transition team. Salazar will lead the team tasked with...

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