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House trade leaders look to lame duck for TPA
A vote on whether to renew presidential "fast-track" Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) likely will be delayed until after the lame duck session of Congress, according to two House members. TPA gives a president authority to negotiate a treaty that Congress must approve or disapprove, but cannot change or filibuster.
AgriPulse – 7/23/2014

Froman: Time for Japan to 'step up to the plate' in trade talks
U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Thursday that all eyes are on Japan as negotiations move forward on a sweeping Asia-Pacific trade deal.
The Hill – 4/3/2014

U.S. equipment exports slip in 2013
Following three years of growth, exports of U.S.-made construction equipment experienced a setback in 2013, dropping 25 percent in value over the year prior.
Site Prep – 2/26/2014

EU and US edge toward trade deal
A week of trade talks in Brussels have taken the European Union and the United States a little closer to a deal to liberalise bilateral trade.
BBC News – 11/15/2013

U.S. Construction Machinery Exports Down 21 percent at Mid-Year
U.S. construction machinery exports dropped 21 percent during the first half of 2013, with $10.8 billion shipped to global markets compared to $13.7 billion at midyear 2012, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).
Compact Equipment – 8/21/2013

U.S. Clean Diesel Technology Exports an Economic Powerhouse
On the occasion of World Trade Week, the Diesel Technology Forum today highlighted the importance of diesel engines, fuels and equipment in global commerce and international trade.
Compact Equipment – 5/22/2013

Manufacturers Outline Goals for Successful EU Trade Agreement Negotiations
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons sent a letter today to President Obama outlining goals for negotiations of the trade agreement with the European Union (EU) to make manufacturers in the United States more globally competitive and create jobs.
NAM – 3/27/2013

U.S.-Russia Trade Bill Gains Final Hill Approval
Legislation that is expected to spur U.S. construction-equipment exports to Russia has cleared its final congressional hurdle, as the Senate approved a bill to establish permanent normal trade relations between the two countries.
ENR – 12/6/2012

U.S. dominates heavy equipment exports
The United States continues to lead in the global sales of heavy equipment like mining trucks and military machinery, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Equipment World – 12/6/2012

US trade deficit grows in March
Official figures from the Commerce Department show the deficit at $51.8bn (32.0bn) in March, up from $45.4bn in February.
BBC News – 5/10/2012