U.S. Export / Trade Issues Articles
Manufacturers Outline Goals for Successful EU Trade Agreement Negotiations
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons sent a letter today to President Obama outlining goals for negotiations of the trade agreement with the European Union (EU) to make manufacturers in the United States more globally competitive and create jobs.
March 27, 2013 – NAM
U.S. dominates heavy equipment exports
The United States continues to lead in the global sales of heavy equipment like mining trucks and military machinery, the Wall Street Journal reports.
December 6, 2012 – Equipment World
U.S.-Russia Trade Bill Gains Final Hill Approval
Legislation that is expected to spur U.S. construction-equipment exports to Russia has cleared its final congressional hurdle, as the Senate approved a bill to establish permanent normal trade relations between the two countries.
December 6, 2012 – ENR
US trade deficit narrows in May
The US trade deficit narrowed in May from April, as cheaper oil lowered the value of imports, while exports to Europe and China rose.
July 11, 2012 – BBC News
US trade deficit grows in March
Official figures from the Commerce Department show the deficit at $51.8bn (£32.0bn) in March, up from $45.4bn in February.
May 10, 2012 – BBC News
Finally the U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement Takes Effect
Today, after a five year wait, manufacturers in the United States can finally realize the benefits of the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS). Starting today Korea's tariffs on over 9,000 U.S. products disappear - covering over 80 percent of all of Korea's tariffs on U.S. products. The remaining 20 percent will be eliminated in stages over the next few years.
March 15, 2012 – Shopfloor
U.S. Construction Equipment Exports Climb 43 Percent in 2011
U.S. construction equipment exports increased 43 percent in 2011 compared to 2010, for a total of $23.5 billion of machinery shipped to other countries according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. This follows growth of 28 percent in 2010 after a 2009 decline of 38 percent in the depths of the recession.
March 9, 2012 – Rental Equipment Register
NAM Welcomes Quick Fix to Offset China's Subsidies
The NAM welcomes the quick bipartisan, bicameral Congressional work in tandem with the Administration to fix a critical flaw in U.S. trade policy - the inability to defend against Chinese subsidized exports to the United States. Legislation is needed to correct a court's finding that the Commerce Department currently lacks the authority to offset the harm done to U.S. manufacturers by these trade-distorting subsidies.
March 1, 2012 – Shopfloor
Total U.S. construction machinery exports at midyear-2011 at $11 billion
U.S. exports of construction equipment continued to grow in 2011 and ended the first half of the year up 48 percent compared to January-June of 2010, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
August 29, 2011 – Equipment World
U.S. Chamber Intensifies Lobbying Effort Toward Successful Passage of Trade Agreements
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today unveiled the website www.TradeSupportsJobs.com, offering unprecedented details on U.S. exports and the jobs they support for all 50 states and all 435 Congressional Districts, as the business community intensifies its advocacy for the trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama.
June 15, 2011 – U.S. Chamber of Commerce
USDA Releases New Analysis Of Free Trade Agreements
In this study, ERS examines how recently concluded TAs between ASEAN (Southeast Asia) countries and China and Australia/New Zealand, as well as pending TAs between the United States and Korea, Colombia, and Panama, will likely affect U.S. agricultural trade.
May 31, 2011 – AgriMarketing
25 Governors Sign Letter Urging President To Act On Free Trade Agreements
Twenty-five governors have signed a letter to President Obama, expressing their support for, and urging "fast-track" action on, those free trade agreements with Korea, Panama and Colombia.
May 27, 2011 – AgriMarketing
FTAs take a step back with administration insistence on TAA
Members of the Obama Administration said last week that the passage of three pending free trade agreements must be linked with renewal of Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), a program that helps American workers hurt by trade.
May 24, 2011 – AgProfessional
ASA urges Senate finance committee to support pending trade agreements
United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Ron Kirk, the American Soybean Association (ASA), along with other representatives of the U.S. food and agriculture industry, reiterated support for swift passage of the pending U.S. trade agreements with Korea, Colombia and Panama.
March 9, 2011 – AgProfessional
U.S. Chamber Welcomes Mexican Trucking Agreement to Save U.S. Jobs, Uphold Commitments
U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement, praising today's agreement in principle between President Obama and President Calderon to end the U.S.-Mexico cross-border trucking dispute.
March 4, 2011 – U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Manufacturers: Mexican Trucking Deal Will Boost Exports
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Senior Vice President for Policy and Government Relations Aric Newhouse issued a statement today following the announcement on Mexican trucking by President Obama and President Calderon.
March 4, 2011 – National Association of Manufacturers
U.S. Chamber Grassroots Campaign Visits Philadelphia to Highlight Benefits of Korea Free Trade Agreement
At Port of Philadelphia, Business, Union, and Government Leaders Point to More Than 14,000 Pennsylvania Jobs at Risk if Congress Fails to Act
February 18, 2011 – U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Chamber: Now Is The Time to Act on All Three Trade Agreements
As U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk presented the administration's trade agenda to the House Ways and Means Committee today, U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue called for action on all three pending agreements with Colombia, Panama, and Korea.
February 9, 2011 – U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Former Ag Secretaries Urge Approval Of Trade Deals
The Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA), which is strongly supported by an ad hoc coalition of U.S. companies and agricultural and food organizations, today received a bipartisan endorsement from eight former secretaries of Agriculture
February 9, 2011 – AgriMarketing
Korean Ambassador Optimistic Trade Agreement Will be Ratified
Han Duk-soo, Korea's ambassador to the United States, is optimistic that Congress will pass the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement when President Barack Obama submits it for ratification.
January 10, 2011 – AgriMarketing