WASHINGTON DC – National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) President Jake Colvin today issued the following statement following the release of USTR’s 2023 Trade Policy Agenda:
“The NFTC’s message over its more than 100 year existence has always been the same: The U.S. Government has a tremendously important role in crafting an ambitious trade policy agenda that unlocks opportunities for American businesses and workers.
“The President’s 2023 Trade Policy Agenda includes a number of ambitious goals, including creating more resilient supply chains, a return to U.S. leadership in international institutions, enforcement of existing agreements and driving sustainable and inclusive economic prosperity for all, which are shared by the American business community.
“We appreciate the Administration’s efforts to engage the Indo-Pacific region, Europe and the Americas through different frameworks and look forward to working with them to ensure these processes lead to commercially-meaningful agreements that benefit American businesses, workers, farmers and ranchers.
“At a time when the world is still recovering from a historic shock, the agenda feels incomplete without more emphasis on enhancing market access abroad and strengthening relationships through trade agreements. If we want to out-compete China and do right by the more than 40 million workers whose jobs depend on trade, the U.S. Government needs to keep its foot on the accelerator.”
About the NFTC
The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) is the premier business association advancing trade and tax policies that support access to the global marketplace. Founded in 1914, NFTC promotes an open, rules-based global economy on behalf of a diverse membership of U.S.-based businesses