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Manufacturers disappointed over lack of support for trade in GOP platform (The Hill)


A manufacturing trade group expressed disappointment over a lack of support for free trade in the Republican Party's platform, which was approved on Monday in Cleveland. 

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) argued that the GOP has allowed "divisive issues" to obscure the importance of trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), even though the party has historically been a strong supporter of expanding global trade.