GCP Member Survey: International Trade

International trade is identified in the GCP Public Policy Agenda as an emerging issue. Federal trade policies have a significant impact on Ohio companies and how they do business with the rest of the world.

The Trump Administration announced last year that it intended to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Canada and Mexico. Likewise, President Trump has made recent decisions to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imported products as well as Chinese imports.

To help GCP understand how to best engage on your behalf, please take the following brief survey to provide your insights on these policy issues. All responses will be kept confidential.
 

* 1. Please provide the following information:

* 2. Tariffs
President Trump recently signed an executive order imposing 25% tariffs on imported steel and 10% tariffs on imported aluminum (excluding Canada and Mexico). The Administration has also proposed tariffs on Chinese product imports to address intellectual property violations.

Do you think the recent tariffs on imported aluminum and steel products will help or hurt job growth in your company?

* 3. How will the Trump Administration’s recent actions on tariffs impact your cost to do business?

* 4. How concerned are you with intellectual property violations from foreign countries impacting your business?

* 5. Should GCP play an advocacy role with ongoing federal policy actions on tariffs?

* 6. What is the most important position GCP should take on federal policy actions on tariffs?

* 7. Would you support or oppose the following in future federal policy actions on tariffs?

  Oppose Not Sure / Undecided Support
Exclude certain imported products from tariffs
Encourage the U.S. to negotiate resolutions on concerning Chinese trade practices

* 8. NAFTA
The Trump Administration announced last year that it intended to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Canada and Mexico.

How important are the NAFTA renegotiations to the future of your business?

* 9. Should GCP play an advocacy role in NAFTA renegotiations?

* 10. What is the most important position GCP should take on NAFTA renegotiations?

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