10. SMALL BUSINESS:
FTAs sweep away trade
barriers that are especially
tough on the 300,000 small
and medium-sized companies
that account for 97% of all
11. FASTER GROWTH:
U.S. exports to new FTA
markets tend to grow two-to-
four times faster in the
five-year period following the
agreement’s entry into force
than U.S. exports globally.9
1 “Trade and American Jobs,” The Trade Partnership: http://www.tradepartnership.com/pdf_files/Trade_and_American_Jobs7.2010.pdf.
2 U.S. Department of Commerce: http://trade.gov/publications/ita-newsletter/0510/exports-play-vital-role-in-supporting-us-employment-0510.asp
3 American Farm Bureau Federation: http://www.fb.org/index.php/index.php?action=newsroom.fastfacts.
4 U.S. Department of Commerce: http://trade.gov/press/press-releases/2014/export-factsheet-february2014-020614.pdf.
5 U.S. Department of Commerce: http://www.commerce.gov/news/fact-sheets/2013/02/19/fact-sheet-national-export-initiative.
6 “Opening Markets, Creating Jobs: Estimated U.S. Employment Effects of Trade with FTA Partners,” U.S. Chamber of Commerce:
7 U.S. Department of Commerce data, analysis by U.S. Chamber of Commerce:
8 U.S. Department of Commerce: http://www.trade.gov/mas/ian/build/groups/public/@tg_ian/documents/webcontent/tg_ian_005369.pdf.
9 U.S. Chamber of Commerce analysis.
13. TAKE ACTION
Send a letter to Congress in
support of Trade Promotion Authority