The NAM led a delegation of our member companies and associations to Geneva for the 14th Round of Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) negotiations in late June. The NAM spearheaded meetings between members, U.S. and foreign negotiating delegations and World Trade Organization (WTO) officials. During these meetings, manufacturers highlighted the importance of an agreement that would eliminate all possible tariff barriers on the purchase of environmental goods and technologies as quickly as possible.
As a co-chair of the U.S.-based Coalition for Green Trade, the NAM is a longtime leader of business efforts to advocate an ambitious EGA under the umbrella of the WTO. Eliminating tariff barriers under an EGA would substantially reduce the cost of investments to improve the global environment, increase the use of environmental goods and services and provide an incentive for the more rapid development of these technologies.