NEC Supports TPA, Releases Trade Principles

Council Urges New England Congressional Delegation to Support TPA, Outlines Benefits of Trade for Region

With several major multilateral trade agreements on the horizon, Congress is considering legislation to grant Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).  On April 29, 2015, The New England Council sent a letter to members of the New England Congressional delegation expressing its support for TPA as a critical first step to increasing access to foreign markets for New England businesses.  The Council stressed the tremendous benefit of international trade on the New England economy, and urged members of Congress to support TPA so that agreements like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) can move forward.

In addition to the letter endorsing TPA, the Council also shared with New England Senators and Representatives a white paper that outlines the positive economic impact of trade in New England, and discusses the Council’s principles and priorities for trade policy.

For more information on this issue or on the Council’s Trade Working Group, please email either Peter Phipps or Taylor Pichette or call them at our Washington, DC, office at 202-547-0048.

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