Over the next two decades, emerging and developing
economies—primarily in Africa, Asia and South America—are likely to
account for 40-50 percent of global spending on infrastructure. U.S.
companies must be able to compete fairly to meet these needs. To
accomplish this, the U.S. government must work with counterpart
authorities to create a level playing field and eliminate barriers to
- Support U.S. negotiation and implementation of market-opening agreements with willing partner countries.
government and private-sector frameworks to remove barriers to trade by
promoting coherent and evidence-based regulatory approaches while
maintaining strong health, safety, and environmental protections.
authorizations of U.S. agencies, including the U.S. Export-Import Bank
and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, that offer important
export services so U.S. firms may compete fairly in emerging markets.
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