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Trade is one policy area where we need Washington to help take the lead—to negotiate market-opening agreements with other countries and to pursue a robust trade agenda that puts our manufacturers on a level playing field in a highly competitive global economy.

Trade is not always an easy topic to discuss, but it is an important one. Manufacturers produce in a globally competitive economy, and we cannot sit on the sidelines. The United States must lead on trade to create new opportunities to grow manufacturing here.

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  • 05/18/2017
    Manufacturers Rolling Up Their Sleeves to Work with Trump Administration, Congress to Strengthen NAFTA
    National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of International Economic Affairs Linda Dempsey issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s decision to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
  • 09/28/2016
    Politics Win Over Jobs
    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons and U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued a statement urging Congress to move legislation, as part of the upcoming Continuing Resolution, that would allow the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank to consider and act on all transactions immediately.
  • 09/14/2016
    Manufacturers: U.N. Proposal Threatens Innovation, Lifesaving Medicines
    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons issued a statement on a report from the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines that contains intellectual property (IP) proposals that, if implemented, would undermine the ability of innovative manufacturers to be able to support critical research and development projects, impacting our ability to address global health challenges.
  • 09/08/2016
    Business Leaders: Fully Functioning Ex-Im Bank Vital to Our Competitiveness
    NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons and U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued a statement urging Congress to move legislation, as part of the upcoming Continuing Resolution, that would allow the U.S. Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank to consider and act on all transactions immediately.
  • 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.