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Middle East Trade Coalition
Since its launch in 2003, the U.S.-Middle East Free Trade Area Initiative has sought to increase Middle Eastern nations' trade and investment in the United States and others in the global economy. The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), through its U.S.-Middle East Free Trade (MEFTA) Coalition, has led U.S. business efforts in support of this effort. U.S. Free Trade Agreements with Israel, Jordan, Morocco and Bahrain are currently in force. The U.S.-Oman FTA has passed the U.S. Congress and is awaiting implementation. FTA negotiations with the United Arab Emirates were initiated but not concluded.

Press Release
Wednesday, 11.30.16
NFTC Names New Communications Director
Monday, 10.31.16
Vanessa P. Sciarra to Join NFTC as Vice President for Legal Affairs and Trade & Investment Policy
Thursday, 12.4.14
NFTC Celebrates 100 Years, Policymakers Make Case for Trade
Monday, 2.3.14
NASBITE International Honors NFTC with 2014 Advancing International Trade Award

More Press Releases

Wednesday, 10.19.11
US-Middle East Free Trade Coalition Discussion with USTR On a New MENA Trade & Investment Partnership Initiative
Friday, 6.26.09
Association Letter to Senate on Labor Provisions of Afghanistan-Pakistan ROZ Legislation
Monday, 6.22.09
Letter to Senate Finance Committee on Afghanistan/Pakistan Trade Preferences Bill
Wednesday, 11.1.06
A U.S.-Middle East Trade Agreement: A Circle of Opportunity?
Robert Lawrence, Peterson Institute for International Economics

More Publications

Thursday, 1.31.13
“Morocco: Devil Is In The Details – Promoting U.S. Product Standards
Morocco on the Move
Wednesday, 10.17.12
Opportunity for Course Correction in Ecuador
The Hill's Global Affairs Blog, Op-ed By Bill Reinsch
Tuesday, 10.16.12
What Interest Groups Are Doing for the Debate
National Journal Influence Alley, By Elahe Izadi
Wednesday, 10.12.11
Congress finally gets it: Free trade is good for America
Christian Science Monitor, By Bill Reinsch

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