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April 15, 2015

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March 31, 2015

Does union leadership fairly represent the interests of American workers by opposing Trade Promotion Authority? 
No. In fact, private sector union membership generally supports of pro-trade policy....

66 percent of private sector union members approve of President Obama's handling of issues related to global trade. This is higher than their 57 percent job approval rating overall.67...
March 3, 2015

We think not. In fact, Private Sector Unions are out of step with the economic interest and public opinion of rank-and-file members.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union, which dominates West Coast ports, is composed of the highest-paid blue-collar workers in America. The average full-time wages for fully registered workers are $142,000 on top of a non-wage...

February 26, 2015

Trade Alliance to Promote Prosperity Releases New Polling Data on Trade
Intellectual property, environment, agricultural exports top priorities for Americans

 

A new poll gauging public opinion on issues of trade was released by the Trade Alliance to Promote Prosperity (TAPP). The poll was conducted by...

February 3, 2015

This week, TAPP was proud to join over 65 other organizations in an open letter to Members of the 114th Congress, calling for strong intellectual property protections that will offer security to America's IP-intensive industries in the global market place. From the letter: 

 

"Intellectual Property Rights Are Vital to Economic Competitiveness 

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July 17, 2014
By Z.G.

ONE of the trickiest targets for Shinzo Abe’s third arrow of structural reform was always going to be opening Japan’s agriculture sector up to international competition. Japanese farmers have a powerful political presence, and have long been heavily protected from trade with tariffs upwards of 100%.  Indeed, in the lead up to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations Mr Abe himself ...

July 9, 2014
By Brian Wingfield
The U.S., European Union and 12 other governments in the World Trade Organization have opened negotiations on a trade deal aimed at ending tariffs on environmental goods such as wind turbinesand solar panels. The WTO members agreeing to the talks announced today in Geneva account for 86 percent of global trade in the products, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said. The U.S. exported $106...
July 8, 2014
By Alfonso Esparza

Talks for a Pacific Rim free trade pact got into full swing Saturday, with chief negotiators from the 12 countries involved joining working-level discussions that started earlier.

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July 1, 2014
By Ian Katz, Kevin Hamlin and Brian Parkin
South Korea topped the U.S. on government-backed export credit last year with an economy one-fourteenth as large. Germany helps Airbus Group NV compete against Boeing Co. with loan guarantees. China supports exporters of petrochemicals and electronics. The Obama administration is highlighting competition from abroad in its bid to keep alive the 80-year-old Export-Import Bank, which provides loans...
June 26, 2014
By THE WASHINGTON TIMES
America’s economic engine needs a jump start. Everyone agrees on that much. The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that U.S. production shrank 2.9 percent in the first quarter of 2014, while corporate profits tumbled 9 percent from last year’s numbers. One way out of this would be to give President Obama more power. That sounds to most ears like a terrible idea. This president has assumed far...

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