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Sanctions and Export Controls

In 1997, the NFTC established USA*Engage, a coalition of small and large businesses, agriculture groups and trade associations, to inform policymakers, opinion leaders, and the public about the counterproductive nature of unilateral sanctions, the importance of exports and overseas investment for American competitiveness and jobs, and the role of American companies in promoting human rights and democracy worldwide.

As part of its efforts against unilateral sanctions, the NFTC in 2006 brought suit (NFTC v. Topinka) against the state of Illinois, challenging the constitutionality of a state law imposing sanctions on Sudan. In 2007, the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Illinois deemed unconstitutional. The 2006 NFTC lawsuit followed the precedent set in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 2000 decision in Crosby v. NFTC, in which the Court struck down sanctions enacted by Massachusetts on Burma.

The NFTC and USA*Engage also support and promote U.S. export control policies that address national security priorities without harming the economic competitiveness of U.S. business. The NFTC and USA*Engage advocate for the modernization and reform of the U.S. export control system through leadership of an export control coalition and participation in the broad-based business community Coalition for Security and Competitiveness. The organizations consistently provide comment on export control regulations developed by the Commerce Department Bureau of Industry and Security.

Press Release
Tuesday, 3.20.18
NFTC Weighs In On China 301 Investigation
 
Wednesday, 11.8.17
NFTC Statement on Cuba Travel Restrictions
 
Wednesday, 10.25.17
NFTC Foundation Honors Congressman Ron Kind, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene and Congressman Erik Paulsen
 
Tuesday, 9.12.17
NFTC Announces Secretary Carlos Gutierrez as its New Board Chairman

More Press Releases

Tuesday, 9.27.16
USA*Engage Letter Urges Senate Support for JASTA Veto
Richard Sawaya, USA*Engage, rsawaya@nftc.org, 202-887-0278
 
Tuesday, 1.20.15
NFTC-USA*Engage Statement on Congressional Iran Legislation
 
Friday, 5.9.14
USA*Engage Statement on U.S. Russia Economic Sanctions
Jennifer Cummings, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, (202) 822-9491
 
Monday, 1.27.14
USA*Engage Letter Calls on Senate to Oppose Iran Sanctions Legislation
Nicole L’Esperance, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, (202) 822-9491

More Publications

Monday, 12.12.16
US trade group will work with Trump; defend free trade rules
AFP
 
Friday, 2.20.15
GOP Delays Iran Sanctions Vote For State Of The Union
Al-Monitor
 
Monday, 2.16.15
U.S. Eases Cuba Travel Restrictions
Today Show
 
Sunday, 2.15.15
U.S. Cracks Open Door For Some Cuban Imports
POLITICO

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