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The TiSA Business Coalition, or “Team TiSA”, is dedicated to promoting and advocating for an ambitious Trade in Services Agreement which eliminates barriers to global services trade, to the benefit of services providers, manufacturers and farmers, and consumers globally.  Team TiSA will advocate for an agreement that builds on the most robust and ambitious aspects of current agreements with respect to rules and market access commitments.  Further, Team TiSA will promote an agreement which promotes transparency, predictability, and a level-playing field for services providers.

A full description of Team TiSA's mission and the benefits of TiSA is available in PDF form.

Structure

A successfully completed agreement would reap benefits to firms across a wide variety of economic sectors. Team TiSA consists of businesses and groups specializing across these sectors, and this membership reflects the broad level of support for TiSA.  The Coalition is led by six co-chairs:

  • Citigroup
  • IBM
  • Liberty Mutual
  • MetLife
  • UPS
  • Walmart

The co-chairs will assist in engaging with businesses, U.S. and foreign governments, and the public to support the TiSA negotiations.  The full joint statement issued by the co-chairs to affirm these goals is available here.

Activities

Coalition activities include encouraging a high-standard TiSA agreement through private and public engagement by demonstrating:

  • The importance of the TiSA to further promote services exports.
  • The contribution of service sector exports to U.S. jobs and broad-based economic growth.

Further, Team TiSA will establish a constructive dialogue with U.S. and foreign officials in order to advance negotiations for a high-standard result, while providing information on the importance of services industries to the overall economy via the Team TiSA website and other channels.

Team TiSA gladly welcomes the support of additional businesses and groups.  If you are interested in joining Team TiSA, please click here.

 

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OUR MISSION:

The TiSA Business Coalition, or “Team TiSA”, is dedicated to promoting and advocating for an ambitious agreement which eliminates barriers to global services trade, to the benefit of services providers, manufacturers and farmers, and consumers globally.

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