World Trade Week, 2013, 30729-30730 [2013-12401]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 22, 2013 / Presidential Documents 30729 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8983 of May 17, 2013 World Trade Week, 2013 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation As a Nation, we need to do everything we can to create good, middleclass jobs right here in America. And one of the best ways we can do that is by boosting manufacturing and expanding trade that allows us to sell more of our goods and services all around the world. We have made important progress toward meeting that goal under our National Export Initiative, and we are taking historic steps to help our businesses access new markets abroad. But we cannot stop there. We need to keep making the investments in commerce and infrastructure that drive our economic growth and bring more Americans into a thriving middle class. We can start by modernizing our roads, bridges, and ports. These upgrades would allow American companies to ship their goods faster and cheaper, and they would encourage businesses worldwide to set up shop here and bring more jobs to our shores. So earlier this year, I proposed the Partnership to Rebuild America—a collaboration between the private and public sectors to break ground on our most pressing infrastructure projects. In the past 4 years, we have focused on opening up growing markets for our businesses through historic trade agreements and enforcing trade rights so American workers can compete on a level playing field. To build on that progress, we are joining nations in Asia and the Americas to negotiate a new, high-standard trade agreement: the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Once realized, the deal would boost our exports, support American jobs, and help our companies succeed in the global marketplace. And to ramp up trade with Europe, we also plan to launch talks for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Union. My Administration is committed to expanding international commerce that creates jobs and grows our economy. During World Trade Week, we recognize workers, growers, and entrepreneurs nationwide who share that ambition, and we rededicate ourselves to advancing it in the year ahead. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D2 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 19 through May 25, 2013, as World Trade Week. I encourage all Americans to observe this week with events, trade shows, and educational programs that celebrate and inform Americans about the benefits of trade to our Nation and the global economy. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:00 May 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\22MYD2.SGM 22MYD2 30730 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 22, 2013 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyseventh. [FR Doc. 2013–12401 Filed 5–21–13; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:00 May 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\22MYD2.SGM 22MYD2 OB#1.EPS</GPH> TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D2 Billing code 3295–F3

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Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 22, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8983 of May 17, 2013

                
World Trade Week, 2013

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                As a Nation, we need to do everything we can to create 
                good, middle-class jobs right here in America. And one 
                of the best ways we can do that is by boosting 
                manufacturing and expanding trade that allows us to 
                sell more of our goods and services all around the 
                world. We have made important progress toward meeting 
                that goal under our National Export Initiative, and we 
                are taking historic steps to help our businesses access 
                new markets abroad. But we cannot stop there. We need 
                to keep making the investments in commerce and 
                infrastructure that drive our economic growth and bring 
                more Americans into a thriving middle class.

                We can start by modernizing our roads, bridges, and 
                ports. These upgrades would allow American companies to 
                ship their goods faster and cheaper, and they would 
                encourage businesses worldwide to set up shop here and 
                bring more jobs to our shores. So earlier this year, I 
                proposed the Partnership to Rebuild America--a 
                collaboration between the private and public sectors to 
                break ground on our most pressing infrastructure 
                projects.

                In the past 4 years, we have focused on opening up 
                growing markets for our businesses through historic 
                trade agreements and enforcing trade rights so American 
                workers can compete on a level playing field. To build 
                on that progress, we are joining nations in Asia and 
                the Americas to negotiate a new, high-standard trade 
                agreement: the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Once 
                realized, the deal would boost our exports, support 
                American jobs, and help our companies succeed in the 
                global marketplace. And to ramp up trade with Europe, 
                we also plan to launch talks for a Transatlantic Trade 
                and Investment Partnership with the European Union.

                My Administration is committed to expanding 
                international commerce that creates jobs and grows our 
                economy. During World Trade Week, we recognize workers, 
                growers, and entrepreneurs nationwide who share that 
                ambition, and we rededicate ourselves to advancing it 
                in the year ahead.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim May 19 through May 
                25, 2013, as World Trade Week. I encourage all 
                Americans to observe this week with events, trade 
                shows, and educational programs that celebrate and 
                inform Americans about the benefits of trade to our 
                Nation and the global economy.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                seventeenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
                seventh.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2013-12401
Filed 5-21-13; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F3