The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is asking Congress to move forward with Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation, which would streamline passage of global agreements. International trade has clear benefits to Connecticut's economy, and TPA opens the doors to new markets and opportunities for Connecticut businesses, workers, and families.

The Chamber is asking businesses in our state to sign on to a letter to the Connecticut Congressional delegation urging their support. Click here to sign on.

The deadline for this action is 5 pm on Friday, March 27.

Trade currently supports more than 507,100 jobs in the state, and Connecticut's trade-related employment has grown 5.7 times faster than total employment over the past decade. In terms of wages, trade jobs pay on average between 13 and 18 percent more than non-trade-related jobs. Moreover, 89 percent of Connecticut's exporters are small and medium_-sized businesses.

TPA is critical to the long-term success of Connecticut's exporters and its economy.