Domestic Excellence

Global Competitiveness Agenda

Trade and investment make American manufacturing more competitive and increase prosperity, growth, and job creation in the U.S.

14M

14 million American jobs rely on our trade relationships with Canada and Mexico

5M

5 million net new jobs have been created as a result of freer North American trade

Economic integration with Canada, Mexico, and the rest of the global economy produces enormous benefits for the United States. Free trade fosters innovation, productivity, and competitiveness in the global marketplace.

But benefits have been spread unevenly. The policies created to address trade-related economic displacement of individuals, industries, and regions have left too many Americans behind.

The United States cannot sit on the sidelines while the global marketplace evolves. American leadership in the global economy promotes the prosperity of the American people.

At a Glance

  • 14 million American jobs rely on our trade relationships with Canada and Mexico.
  • 5 million net new jobs have been created as a result of freer North American trade.

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