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The Language of Trade

The Language of Trade

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Published by: Business Roundtable on Aug 03, 2011
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The Language of Trade
2011
 
For more information, please contact: 
Director – Public Policy1717 Rhode Island AvenueSuite 800Washington, DC 20036P - 202.496.326F - 202.466.3509
dthomas
@brt.org
Copyright ©2011 by Business Roundtable
Business Roundtable
is an association of chief executive officers ofleading U.S. companies with nearly $6 trillion in annual revenues andmore than 13 million employees. Business Roundtable membercompanies comprise nearly a third of the total value of the U.S. stockmarkets, invest more than $114 billion annually in research anddevelopment – nearly half of all private U.S. R&D spending, pay morethan $179 billion in dividends to shareholders and the economy andplay a significant role in the competitiveness of small businesses,serving as key customers of their goods and services and providingthem with access to world markets. Business Roundtable companies give more than $7 billion a year incombined charitable contributions, representing nearly 60 percent oftotal corporate giving.
 
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January 2011With more than 25 percent of U.S. GDP represented byinternational trade and investment, and nearly one-in-fiveU.S. jobs supported by trade, the international marketplaceis more important to our nation’s economy than ever before.But the language of trade is often complex and sometimesmisleading. To foster understanding, Business Roundtablehas developed
The Language of Trade
, a handy referenceguide designed to facilitate the work that must be done toachieve the following critical goals:Craft U.S. trade agreements that work best for Americancompanies and workers;Reduce unfair foreign barriers to U.S. exports; Close gaps in investment protection and international taxtreatment;Win the race for exports and jobs by negotiating new tradeagreements; andHelp bring the benefits of trade and investment to theworld’s poor.If you need additional copies or want to know more abouttrade and other Business Roundtable resources, visit:www.brt.org.

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