International Trade

Guest Blog: U.S. Automakers Continue to Lead American Manufacturing

In an ever-shrinking world, a popular refrain among some skeptics is that American manufacturing is not competitive in the global economy. A new report by the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC) reveals that is simply not the case. Led by Chrysler, Ford and General Motors, American manufacturing is on the rise, creating jobs and expanding opportunity at a rate that hasn’t been seen in years.

Japan TPP Negotiator Wonders Why Pact Excludes Monetary Policy

With an ultimate goal of stimulating economic growth, hopes are high that the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement will lead to a spike in cross-border business deals among member countries. Assuming that’s the case, Japan’s chief TPP negotiator posed an interesting question: why does the pact sidestep a key factor that affects practically all international business activity?

Manufacturing groups pressing for currency provisions in trade deals

More than a dozen leading manufacturing groups on Thursday called on the Obama administration to include currency manipulation provisions in all future trade agreements, especially the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

The 13 groups, including the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC), sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, as TPP talks begin in Ottawa.

Coalition of Business Leaders Urge Obama Administration to Address Currency Manipulation

For Immediate Release:

July 1, 2014
Contact: Colin Dunn
info@americanautocouncil.org
202-400-2609

Coalition of Business Leaders Urge Obama Administration to Address Currency Manipulation

U.S. Manufacturing Associations Look to Protect American Jobs Ahead of TPP Talks in Ottawa

Letter to Secretary Lew and Ambassador Froman on Currency Manipulation

July 1, 2014
 
Secretary Jacob J. Lew                                              Ambassador Michael Froman
Secretary of the Treasury                                           United States Trade Representative
Department of the Treasury                                        Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW                                600 17th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20220                                             Washington D.C.

EU and U.S. auto industry call for a comprehensive agreement under TTIP; Study examines EU & U.S. vehicle safety equivalence

For Immediate Release:

May 21, 2014
Contact: Colin Dunn
info@americanautocouncil.org
(202) 400 – 2609

 

EU and U.S. auto industry call for a comprehensive agreement under TTIP; Study examines EU & U.S. vehicle safety equivalence

Graham warns Obama trade agenda at risk

One of the Senate’s most vocal critics of China’s currency practices has warned President Barack Obama that his trade agenda is at risk because of the failure of U.S. negotiators to push for enforceable rules against currency manipulation in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

“Mr. President, you are imperiling your own trade policy,” Sen.