Trade

Trade

From the smallest microchip to lifesaving medicine to the largest airplanes and harvesters, manufacturers in the United States trade with the world to find new customers, grow jobs domestically and improve our country's competitiveness in an increasingly interconnected global economy. Currently, ninety-five percent of the world's consumers live outside the borders of the United States. Manufacturers need policies and trade agreements in place that help us reach these consumers and compete successfully in an increasingly tough global economy.

The NAM urges Congress and the Administration to move forward on a robust trade agenda that will open markets, level the playing field and give manufacturers a boost in the global competition for jobs and the investment.


Tracking and Fighting Global Technical Regulations for U.S. Manufacturers

U.S. manufacturers face a growing flood of foreign standards and technical regulations that challenge their access to global markets. View the presentations below to learn more.

 June 24, 2016: NAM Event on Tracking and Fighting Global Technical Regulations, US Inquiry Point Hogan Presentation

 June 24, 2016: NAM Event on Tracking and Fighting Global Technical Regulations, USTR Stradtman Presentation

 
U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance Paul Piquado delivers the opening remarks at the NAM’s “Tracking and Fighting Global Technical Regulations: Resources and Best Practices for Manufacturers.”  

Conflict Minerals

The Export-Import Bank

Export Controls

India Trade Relations

Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)

Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

Multilateral Trade

Trade Facilitation and Customs

Trade Promotion Authority

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Trade Toolkit

 

NAM in the News

Press Releases

  • 07/13/2016
    Timmons Hails USTR Announcement on China
    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement on the announcement by the office of the U.S. Trade Representative that the United States is launching a World Trade Organization (WTO) case challenging China’s export duties on nine raw materials, all of which are widely used by manufacturers in the United States.
  • 06/30/2016
    Delays in Confirming Ex-Im Board Put US Jobs at Risk
    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons and U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Donohue issued a joint statement calling on the Senate to act to restore a quorum to the Board of Directors of the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank.
  • 06/03/2016
    Timmons: May Jobs Numbers Pathetic
    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement on the disappointing Bureau of Labor Statistics’ jobs report, which showed the slowest monthly jobs gain since September 2010.