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April 19, 2017

EAGL Coalition to Tackle Troubling Global Institution Activities, Promote Stronger U.S. Leadership Expands with Three New Members

Over the past two weeks since its April 6 launch, three new associations have joined the ranks of Engaging America’s Global Leadership (EAGL), a coalition of industry associations focused on addressing a growing wave of activities at global institutions such as the United Nations that are undermining manufacturing competitiveness and jobs.

Each new EAGL member adds to the coalition’s broad range of industry groups that represent diverse industries such as dairy, chemicals, plastics, footwear and apparel, biotechnology, and consumer products. EAGL is delighted to welcome:

  • The American Chemistry Council (ACC), which represents more than 170 companies engaged in the $797-bilion U.S. business of chemistry. The chemical industry is helping to solve the biggest challenges facing our country and the world. ACC’s mission is to deliver value to its members through advocacy, using best-in-class member engagement, political advocacy, communications and scientific research. ACC and its members are committed to fostering progress in our economy, environment and society.
  • The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC), which represents 43 affiliated state associations in working to ensure that the U.S. pork industry remains a consistent and responsible supplier of high-quality pork to domestic and international markets. Through public-policy outreach, NPPC fights for reasonable legislation and regulations, develops revenue and market opportunities, and protects the livelihood of America’s 60,000 pork producers.
  • The Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (PPFA), a North American trade association comprised of member companies that manufacture plastic piping, fittings and solvent cements for plumbing and related applications, or supply raw materials, ingredients or machinery for the manufacturing process. PPFA is the voice for the sustainable manufacture and use of plastic piping systems.

EAGL and its expanded membership will continue to support strong U.S. leadership in international organizations and activities, while countering a rising tide of activities that are out of step with the core missions of these institutions, have not been developed in a manner transparent or accountable to all stakeholders, and are not based on good regulatory practice or sound science. These activities range from misguided policy proposals based on bad science and resolutions supporting discriminatory price controls to recommendations that undermine innovation and jobs in manufacturing here in the United States and beyond.

EAGL will continue to urge Congress and the Trump Administration to stand up for manufacturing in the United States through smart engagement and robust leadership within these international organizations to hold them accountable and promote progress and reform.