WITA is the largest non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to providing a neutral forum in the nation’s capital for an open and robust discussion of international trade and economic issues.
WITA’s considered Washington’s premier trade forum expressing all views promoting trade-related dialogue from DC to around the world.
WITA’s growing membership consists of almost 2,000 Washington-based international trade professionals, including but not limited to the Executive Branch, U.S government agencies, the trade bar, the private sector, other trade associations, NGOs, foreign embassies, academia,
and any others interested in international trade.
Different levels of membership are available specifically tailored for you. This exclusive membership allows extra flexibility in terms of attendance for WITA events and offers a unique insight and the latest content in the trade community.
By ALBERT R. HUNT | MAY 3, 2015 | Source: THE NEW YORK TIMES Many Democrats Turn Their Backs on Free Trade WASHINGTON — Two decades ago, President Bill Clinton needed Republican support to win a bitter battle over the North American Free Trade Agreement. He also garnered 40 percent of congressional Democrats, including almost Read more »
By DOUG PALMER | 4/30/15 9:03 PM EDT | Source: POLITICO New Democrats expect growing support for fast-track A small group of House Democrats who back President Barack Obama’s effort to win “fast-track” trade legislation said Thursday they expect more party members to step forward in favor of the bill, but indicated Republicans would still have to Read more »
By JAKE SHERMAN, JOHN BRESNAHAN and DOUG PALMER | 4/29/15 6:49 PM EDT – Updated 4/29/15 9:24 PM EDT | Source: POLITICO Obama trade bill in trouble The House is currently dozens of votes short of being able to pass legislation that would allow President Barack Obama to send trade deals to Congress for fast approval, according to Read more »
By: LINDA YUEH | 4/28/2015 | Source: BBC Why trade tops the agenda as Abe meets Obama Could the biggest free trade area in the world be announced this week? Well, that’s the ambition that sits at the top of the agenda as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe undertakes a week-long trip to Washington, though Read more »
By: JOHN BRINKLEY | 4/22/15 at 3:51pm | Source: FORBES Currency Manipulation: Yet Another Red Herring in the Trade Debate The issue – or non-issue – de jour among parties to the free trade debate is currency manipulation by America’s potential trading partners. The U.S. auto industry and its defenders in Congress claim that Japan Read more »
By ADAM BEHSUDI and DOUG PALMER | 4/21/15 7:05 PM EDT – Updated 4/21/15 9:51 PM EDT | Source: POLITICO Trade rumble: Democrats stuck between Elizabeth Warren, Barack Obama President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at his prime antagonist on free trade: “Elizabeth Warren is wrong on trade,” he told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on “Hardball.” Obama’s tough Read more »
By JULIOA K. HUGHES and CHRISTIAN EWERT | 4/20/15 8:00 AM EDT | Source: THE HILL US, EU and trade TPA, TPP, AGOA, and TESA are just a few of the trade policy acronyms we’ve heard on Capitol Hill lately, but this week, the trade community is focusing on yet another acronym that could have an Read more »
Reporting by KIYOSHI TAKENAKA; Editing by NICK MACFIE | 4/17/15 6:20am EDT | Source: REUTERS Japan, U.S. to hold ministerial-level Trans-Pacific Partnership talks: Kyodo Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman are set to hold bilateral trade talks in Tokyo, Kyodo news agency said on Friday, citing unnamed sources close to the Read more »
By DOUG PALMER | 4/16/15 9:14 AM EDT – Updated 4/16/15 3:07 PM EDT | Source: POLITICO Lawmakers strike deal on fast track trade bill Senior lawmakers reached agreement Thursday on a bipartisan trade promotion authority bill that has already ignited a fierce fight between President Barack Obama and liberal Democrats like Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Two Republicans — Read more »
By: IAN BREMMER | 5:00 AM ET | Source: TIME The Trans-Pacific Partnership Will Help Define President Obama’s Legacy The massive TPP trade deal could help boost the global economy and President Obama’s legacy—if Congress lets it happen In the next few days, the Senate will begin debate on one of the most important questions it Read more »