COA Letter to POTUS regarding APEP

Council of the Americas supports President Biden’s proposed Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity.

Council of the Americas President Susan Segal and Vice President Eric Farnsworth wrote to U.S. President Joe Biden on October 18 to express the support of Council members for the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity (APEP), announced by the president at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles in June 2022. The Council executives described APEP as “a welcome mechanism for the United States to cultivate and renew our significant relationships throughout the Americas” and encouraged the president to include “ongoing, regular, and institutionalized consultations with the private sector” across the five pillars of the partnership. The letter includes proposals for initiatives to advance sustainable finance, trade, agriculture, and infrastructure; create more resilient supply chains and strengthen the digital economy; harmonizing regulatory regimes, building a culture of integrity, and fighting corruption; and promoting digital economy, gender equity, and better healthcare systems. The Council is committed to helping the president ensure the initiative’s success.

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