President Obama

Retailers Enthused over News of TPP Agreement


Washington—Retail trade associations were quick to applaud a deal reach among the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries … [Read more...]

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


Washington--President Barack Obama today signed two important trade measures into law – the Trade Preferences Extension Act of … [Read more...]

Finally: Senate Approves TPA to the Pleasure of the President, Retailers

U.S. Congress

Washington—In the words of NRF President/CEO Matthew Shay today, “it’s refreshing to see Congress finally put good policy ahead of … [Read more...]

Imports Still Rising Even as West Coast Ports Work on Backlog


Washington– Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to rise an unusually high 16.9% this … [Read more...]

Obama Sends Labor Secretary to Intervene in Stalled West Coast Port Talks

Labor Secretary Tom Perez with President Obama

Washington—After months of haggling and stalls over a new labor contract at the nation’s 29 West Coast ports, which account for … [Read more...]

West Coast Ports to Close for 4 Days Amid New Calls for Obama to Intercede in Talks


Los Angeles and Washington—As the crucial West Coast ports—which handle more than $1 trillion of imported goods each year—prepare … [Read more...]

Retailers Tell Congress of Supply Chain Challenges at U.S. Ports


Washington—With Valentine’s Day only days away, there’s no love letters being sent to President Obama, negotiators in the West … [Read more...]

Retailers Say Obama State of the Union Proposals May “Open the Door”


Washington–As the nation awaits to hear President Obama’s agenda for the next year in his annual State of the Union address to the … [Read more...]

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


Washington—Pressure is stepping up on the Obama administration to get involved in the West Cost port labor contract. Today more … [Read more...]

NRF Asks Obama to Intervene in West Coast Port Talks


Washington--A coalition led by the National Retail Federation (NRF) is asking President Obama to get involved in the contract … [Read more...]

Retailers Hail Supreme Court Decision on NLRB Appointments


Washington—The National Retail Federation released the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations … [Read more...]

Trade Groups Support Expanded Imports in Sub-Saharan Africa

Left to Right: ACTIF Chairman Jaswinder Bedi, USAID Principal Advisor for Africa Oren Whyche-Shaw, and AAFA Executive Vice President Steve Lamar shake hands after signing a memorandum of understanding.

Washington—Building on the momentum of President Obama's Trade Africa initiative, a new trade alliance will promote Africa as a … [Read more...]