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Fourth Quarter Update 2015We are a coalition of global businesses dedicated to advancing sustainable and inclusive economic development.

BCGD is at the forefront of advancing capacity building for developing countries.  We create new alliances and partnerships.  Through these alliances, we advance global trade and development strategies for global prosperity and opportunity.


BCGD Proposal on Trade and Development enacted into Law

BCGD worked successfully with partners in Congress, the Executive Branch, the nonprofit community and business to include in Trade Promotion Authority legislation a new core priority of US trade policy:  “strengthening good governance, transparency, the effective operation of legal regimes and the rule of law…”

Development and Poverty Organizations Speak Out on the Trade Agenda

Leading organizations endorse pro trade policies, including free trade agreements, are important drivers of sustainable and inclusive development when combined with development assistance and high standards.

BCGD and Leading Development and Poverty NGOs support TAA / AGOA / Preferences Legislation

BCGD and other development organizations work closely with Members of Congress and senior Administration officials on all elements of pending trade legislation involving developing and middle income countries.  The importance of BCGD’s role, including support for Trade Adjustment Assistance and trade preference programs such as the statement linked here, has been recognized by a bipartisan group of congressional leaders and senior Administration officials.


Policy Forum Dinners on Global Trade and Economic Development; Regular programs featuring Members of Congress, Administration officials, business and NGO leaders.


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