Northwest Horticultural Council
Trade Promotion Authority
The Northwest Horticultural Council supports renewal by Congress of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).
Trade Promotion Authority is the trade negotiating authority Congress first granted to the President in 1974. Under this authority, the executive branch is required to consult regularly with Congress, soliciting advice from advisory committees and the public as trade agreements are negotiated. In return, Congress agrees not to amend legislation implementing trade agreements, voting either up or down on such agreements as submitted by the President.
TPA expired in June 2007.