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May 22, 2018

Trade Alliance to Promote Prosperity (TAPP) urges the Senate Banking Committee to include the amendment to S. 2098, the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017 (FIRRMA), that includes the REINS Act, during floor consideration. The REINS act provides Executive Branch accountability and ensures fair access to legitimate foreign investment in our economy.

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May 10, 2018

TAPP supports a robust, codified and enforceable IP chapter in any modernized NAFTA agreement. As NAFTA negotiators rush to reach a mutually beneficial modernized agreement, we urge the USTR to immediately focus attention on the Intellectual Property (IP) chapter.

It is critical that any agreement in principle includes the highest possible IP standards consistent with those put forth...

April 26, 2018

On this Thursday, April 26, we celebrate World IP Day. The event, started by the Global Innovation Policy Center is an annual celebration of innovation, creative ideas, and all the laws that protect intellectual property (IP). This year, World IP Day will be centered around some of the strongest women in the industry.

The theme “Powering Change: Women and innovation and creativity,”...

March 30, 2018

Originially published in The Hill on 03/23/18 03:15 PM EDT

A recent Morning Consult poll, conducted on behalf of ACTION for Trade showed that 73 percent of respondents believe that the...

February 27, 2018

To keep advancing our market and our economy, it is crucial that we advocate for proper legal reforms that benefit our consumers, taxpayers and all the small-business owners across the country.  The Trade Alliance to Promote Prosperity, along with other organizations, directed a letter to senators and representatives, urging them to support the Sugar Policy Modernization Act of 2017, S. 2086...

October 11, 2017

The third round of negotiations for the North American Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came to an end over the past weeks – and trade officials from the U.S, Canada, and Mexico managed to reach consensus on some matters. However, a level of skepticism still remains as the three countries have yet to discuss the most divisive issues, such as the arbitration panels for disputes established in NAFTA’s...

August 17, 2017

As renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) begin to take place, a concerning scenario in which the United States decides to withdraw from the agreement has become main discussion among industries, trade associations, and the millions of workers whose jobs would be affected if the U.S walked out of NAFTA.

The agreement, which was established in 1994 with our...

August 4, 2017

Mr. Vishal Amin, new Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator: On Thursday, August 3rd 2017, the Senate unanimously confirmed Mr. Vishal Amin,as the new Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) for the White House, a highly qualified nominee to assume this position.

Nominated by President Trump, Mr Amin currently serves as a Senior Counsel on the house Judiciary...

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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