U.S.-Panama Trade Agreement Now in Force

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Learn Key Facts About This Agreement

The U.S.–Panama trade agreement will support American jobs, expand markets and enhance U.S. competitiveness.

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Learn About how the Agreement will Benefit Your Community

Now more than ever, America’s ability to create jobs here at home depends on our ability to export goods and services to the world. From 1960 to 2010, exports’ share of our country’s gross domestic product – that’s the measure of America’s overall economic output – more than doubled. By 2008 exports supported more than 10 million American jobs, and those are positions that pay well: Americans whose jobs depend on trade earn 13 to 18 percent more than the national average.

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