posts tagged with Commerce

Trade Promotion Authority: Essential to our customers, business and country

dc-capitol.png In the coming weeks, the U.S. Congress will have the opportunity to take a step that will significantly advance free trade and our economy –renewing Trade Promotion Authority, or TPA.

For three decades, U.S. presidents have had the authority to negotiate complex trade deals with other nations, and present the results for an up-or-down vote. Congress last passed this trade authorization in 2002 and since then, the US has added trade agreements with 16 countries.

It is critical Congress reauthorize this important legislative tool to ensure the U.S. maintains a credible bargaining position and continues...

Commerce and FedEx Team Up to Provide Opportunities for Exporters

...FedEx helps companies within the New Market Exporter Initiative go beyond simply transporting packages from country to country. For example, through this trade promotion alliance with the U.S. Commercial Service, FedEx has launched trade missions around the world linking businesses to new export markets. They developed joint-education programs to help customers learn how to export and hold trade promotion events on an ongoing basis to help businesses connect to new customers...

Yale Report Explores Environmental Impact of Trade

yale-study.jpg ...“One notable finding is that a subset of developing countries, such as China, India, and Mexico, have experienced trade growth while also decreasing their greenhouse gas emissions per unit of GDP.”

This is encouraging, and it tends to support the idea that trade, and the economic growth that goes with it, increases the capacity of countries to improve their environmental performance. It also reminds me of our work on Access, which includes a great deal of data analysis...