NAM Urges Action on Global Trade Barriers
The NAM on October 27 urged the U.S. government to address trade barriers around the world with a detailed submission to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. In its submission for its National Trade Estimate Report (NTE), the NAM described a wide variety of trade barriers harming the ability of manufacturers in the United States to grow through exports. These barriers include import and export barriers, investment limitations, forced localization barriers, lack of intellectual property enforcement, and discriminatory standards and technical regulations. NAM identified barriers in nearly 50 countries and regions around the world, with Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Russia among the most challenging markets.