Industry Coalition Sends Letter to Lawmakers Urging Movement on Trade Bill

Washington, D.C., April 20, 2016 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), along with more than 200 businesses and business organizations, sent a letter to members of Congress today urging movement on bipartisan and bicameral legislation that would enable the elimination of unnecessary taxes on manufacturers of all sizes and calling for swift action on this long-awaited legislation. The legislation, known as the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act, would establish a new Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) process on imported inputs and products not available in the United States.

“With the introduction of last week’s legislation and now a markup in the House Ways and Means Committee today, we can see the path forward to successfully resolve a three-year battle to implement a stable and predictable process to eliminate unnecessary tariffs,” said NAM Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse. “Manufacturers appreciate the leadership of the chairmen and ranking members of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees as well as many members of Congress on both sides of the aisle for moving forward to ensure manufacturers in the United States can compete and succeed.”

Click here to read the full letter.

Learn more about the importance of advancing MTB legislation here.


The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 14 million men and women, contributes $2.09 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of private-sector research and development. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit