A U.S. Chamber of Commerce official just announced as a headliner of FCIB’s 23 Annual Global Conference in November, has not been shy in urging the federal government to widen its approach to expanding its exporting activity as the best, perhaps, only hope of growing jobs significantly in the short- or medium-term.
Myron Brilliant, senior vice president of international affairs with the Chamber of Commerce, has noted through appearances, like one earlier this year on CNBC, the importance of continuing to pursue new free trade agreements (FTA’S) like the trio that were passed in the last year (Panama, South Korea, Columbia). Brilliant, who will keynote FCIB’s conference in Philadelphia (Nov. 11-13), argues that, basically: FTA’s increase exporting activity and, in turn, exports create jobs. Brilliant also advocates for pursing additional means to expand market access for U.S. businesses in growing economies like Vietnam and Malaysia, where access is considered far from open. Moreover, working out such deals could help the U.S. set terms on issues such as dealings with state-owned businesses and intellectual property rights.
Brilliant almost certainly will hit on those topics during his trade-and-investment-themed address in Philadelphia as well as offer insight into future opportunities, risks and barriers facing the major trading nations.
-Brian Shappell, CBA, NACM staff writer
(Note: For more information on FCIB’s Annual Global Conference, visit www.fcibglobal.com).