RILA’s Hun Quach comments on the Administration’s North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiation objectives

Arlington , VA, 2017-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today ( 7/18/2017), the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Vice President of International Trade Hun Quach issued the following statement responding to the release of the Administration’s North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation objectives:

“As the nation’s largest private sector employer, retailers are closely monitoring the administration’s efforts to modernize NAFTA, our nation’s most vital free trade agreement. An agreement that provides certainty and stability will boost American exporters and importers and enhance our nation’s competitive standing in the global market. Additionally, an updated agreement will spur billions in new investment in infrastructure across our nation’s retail supply chain and create thousands of good-paying jobs. As negotiations commence, RILA will continue to provide the retail perspective every step of the way to the Administration and Congress as they pursue a modernized trade agreement that will impact millions of U.S. jobs and every consumer in America.”

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RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.

Contact:

Christin Fernandez
Vice President, Communications
Phone: 703-600-2039
Email: christin.fernandez@rila.org

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RILA welcomes Administration’s notice to Congress of its intent to renegotiate NAFTA

Arlington , VA, 2017-May-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (5/18/2017), RILA Vice President of International Trade Hun Quach, issued the following statement regarding the Administration’s notice to Congress of its intent to renegotiate NAFTA:

“RILA welcomes the Administration’s announcement to open talks with Mexico and Canada — vital trading partners for the retail industry. We believe NAFTA is crucial to America’s vitality and competitive standing in the global market. Through a proactive international trade agenda, retailers are able to provide millions of Americans with the goods they want and need at any time. As NAFTA negotiations commence, we will continue to provide the retail perspective every step of the way to the Administration and Congress as they seek to improve U.S. opportunities for American consumers and businesses.”

RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.

Contact:

Christin Fernandez
Vice President, Communications
Phone: 703-600-2039
Email: christin.fernandez@rila.org

Source: RILA

RILA issues statement on Robert Lighthizer’s appointment as U.S. Trade Representative

Arlington , VA, 2017-May-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (05.11.17), Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) Vice President of International Trade Hun Quach, issued the following statement regarding Robert Lighthizer’s appointment as U.S. Trade Representative:

“We commend Robert Lighthizer on his appointment to U.S. trade representative. RILA has long-championed retail’s critical role in international trade which creates millions of American jobs throughout the global value chain. We welcome the opportunity to work with USTR on sound trade policies that promote open, global markets that give consumers access to the goods and services they want and need.”

RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.

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Contact:

Christin Fernandez
Vice President, Communications
Phone: 703-600-2039
Email: christin.fernandez@rila.org

RILA: Miscellaneous tariff bill (MTB) will help spur investment and new jobs in US

Legislation Will Eliminate Duties, Spur Economic Growth

Arlington , VA, 2016-May-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to Senate passage of the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016.

“Retailers applaud the Senate for joining the House of Representatives in support of legislation that will promote economic growth and save consumers money,” said Hun Quach, vice president for international trade.“The MTB will help spur investment and new jobs here in the United States, and we urge President Obama to sign this legislation when it reaches his desk.”

The American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 will set forth a process to eliminate trade distorting tariffs on U.S. imports critical to American businesses. The last miscellaneous tariff bill (MTB) passed by Congress expired on December 31, 2012. The MTB will help enhance global competitiveness of those businesses by cutting production costs in the United States, without harming other U.S. producers.

RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.

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Jason Brewer
Senior Vice President, Communications & Advocacy
Phone: 703-600-2050
Email: jason.brewer@rila.org

RILA applauds the introduction of the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 – Hun Quach VP for international trade

Legislation Will Eliminate Duties, Spur Economic Growth

Arlington , VA, 2016-Apr-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to the introduction of legislation in the House of Representatives that sets forward a path for a new Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB).

“RILA applauds the introduction of the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016, which sets forth a process to reduce or eliminate duties on certain imports into the United States,” said Hun Quach, vice president for international trade. “The miscellaneous tariff bill (MTB) will enhance the competitiveness of American businesses. We commend Representatives Brady, Levin, Reichert, and Rangel for helping American businesses and consumers to spur economic growth and support more American jobs. We urge the House of Representatives to approve the legislation as quickly as possible.” 

The American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016, introduced by Representatives Brady, Levin, Reichert, and Rangel, would set forth a process to eliminate trade distorting tariffs in the U.S. tariff code on imports critical to American businesses. The MTB would help enhance global competitiveness of those businesses by cutting production costs in the United States, without harming other U.S. producers. The last MTB passed by Congress expired on December 31, 2012.

RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.

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Jason Brewer
Senior Vice President, Communications & Advocacy
Phone: 703-600-2050
Email: jason.brewer@rila.org

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issues statement in response to the passage of Trade Promotion Authority in the US Senate

Arlington , VA, 2015-5-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement in response to the passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) in the United States Senate.

“Retailers applaud the Senate for passing this important trade legislation that will pave the way to reduced trade barriers for American businesses and save money for middle-class American families,” said Hun Quach, vice president for international trade. “TPA will spur economic growth and bolster America’s competitiveness by creating new opportunities for American workers and businesses around the world. We now urge the House of Representatives to move quickly to consider and pass TPA.”

TPA is critical to the successful implementation of trade priorities, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA).The TPA legislation approved by the Senate strengthens provisions to raise labor and environmental standards, creates a level playing field for businesses and workers around the world, and ensures that new issues, such as state-owned enterprises and digital trade, are addressed in future trade agreements. TPA also gives our negotiating partners certainty to make the difficult decisions required to reach a final agreement.

As part of the trade agenda, RILA supports a comprehensive, high-standard Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement with a membership and coverage that provides significant market access opportunities in all sectors. The most important issues for retailers in the TPP are the elimination of duties and creation of workable rules on high-tariff items, such as apparel and footwear. Further, retailers believe that the TPP should eliminate supply chain barriers. If these issues are addressed, the TPP could save American consumers hundreds of millions of dollars, while promoting trade and investment, thus enabling retailers to provide the latest products and technology to American families.

RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.

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Brian Dodge
Executive Vice President, Communications and Strategic Initiatives
Phone: 703-600-2017
Email: brian.dodge@rila.org