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Trade Agreements: Path to Prosperity

Trade Agreements: Path to Prosperity

This blog was originally posted on WE DECIDE 2016. With the all the hysteria flying left and right in this election cycle, it’s no wonder folks are second-guessing why the U.S. even pursues free trade agreements. But the overheated rhetoric of presidential campaigns is obfuscating what really is at stake- American competitiveness. The United States […]

Congress Puts America on Path Toward 21st Century Borders

Congress Puts America on Path Toward 21st Century Borders

This article was originally published in Above the Fold on February 11, 2016. As the United States forges ahead on new trade deals across both the Atlantic and Pacific, it’s critical that we grease the wheels of trade on our borders – and on that front, lawmakers just took an important step in the right direction. The Senate on […]

Congress Must Act to Support Legitimate Trade and American Jobs

Congress Must Act to Support Legitimate Trade and American Jobs

American consumers enjoy access to a wide-range of products from around the world. Many of these products originate right here in the USA and are often the most highly sought-after innovative products and creative works in the marketplace. From blockbuster films and chart-topping sound recordings, to life-saving drugs and the latest computers and software, America […]

Obama: Raise the Bar for Trade

Obama: Raise the Bar for Trade

Earlier today President Obama offered insight into the motivation behind pursuing free trade agreements. With two massive trade deals on the table—the Asia-Pacific Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement and the U.S.-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)—the stakes for American business are even higher, especially as globalization continues to pose opportunities as well as challenges in […]

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Under the Microscope: Biologics Fight Highlights Importance of Stronger IP in Asia

Under the Microscope: Biologics Fight Highlights Importance of Stronger IP in Asia

When the 12 Asia-Pacific nations involved in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations reached an impasse last month after week-long talks in Maui, one of the critical remaining points of disagreement was the trade agreement’s prospective coverage of intellectual property. As these talks have drawn on over a period of several years, bright lines have emerged between […]

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