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President Obama Signs Two Key Industry-Supported Trade Measures into Law

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Washington–President Barack Obama today signed two important trade measures into law – the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 and Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015). Both bills, passed by Congress last week, are key pieces of the trade agenda supported by retailers and trade associations …

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Supply Chain Stakeholders Call on President to Engage in West Coast Ports Contract Dispute

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Washington—Pressure is stepping up on the Obama administration to get involved in the West Cost port labor contract. Today more than 160 national, state and local trade associations and organizations – representing the interests of the global supply chain and local communities–wrote to President Obama to urge the administration’s immediate …

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Retailers Hail Supreme Court Decision on NLRB Appointments

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Washington—The National Retail Federation released the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French on the U.S. Supreme Court decision in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, which questioned President Obama’s use of recess appointments to fill vacancies on the NLRB during a “pro forma” session …

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Trade Groups Support Expanded Imports in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Washington—Building on the momentum of President Obama’s Trade Africa initiative, a new trade alliance will promote Africa as a reliable sourcing destination for international buyers and explore opportunities to promote U.S. trade and investment in Africa. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the American Apparel & Footwear Association …

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Retail, Business Leaders Decry Congress’ Actions in U.S. Budget Gridlock

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Washington—President Obama today took Congress to task over its 11th hour resolution of the government shutdown and lifting the debt ceiling, issues that could have spun the United States into default and wrecked havoc with the international economy. “Probably nothing has done more damage to America’s credibility in the world, …