We welcomed the opportunity to contribute to a number of the stakeholder consultations held by the [US] Government as part of the NAP process. This submission builds on the views we have expressed in those sessions. It addresses four points that we believe are particularly important to the development of a robust NAP in the US context. Those are:1. The importance of considering the state duty to protect against business-related harms at home as well as abroad; 2. Human rights reporting and the critical role of corporate transparency as a driver of better performance and better dialogue; 3. Particular opportunities to advance respect for human rights when the state does business with business;4. The need for greater attention to state-based forms of remedy.