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Bilateral & Regional Trade

The NFTC strongly supports U.S. bilateral and regional free trade agreements (FTAs) with nations around the world. The NFTC applauds the March 15, 2012 implementation of the U.S.-Korea FTA and supports swift implementation of the Colombia and Panama FTAs. Our current priorities include working with Congress to exempt Russia from the Jackson-Vanik Amendment to the Trade Act of 1974 to establish permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) and expand the U.S.-Russia trade partnership, which will help to maximize U.S. export growth and job creation. Another key priority is the successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement negotiations and ensuring that a high standard of trade liberalization is maintained as membership is expanded. The NFTC is also working closely with other business organizations in support of an expanded trade relationship with the EU. The NFTC also supports restoration of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), and has drafted its own bill to accomplish that.

In addition to the Council's advocacy efforts, the NFTC is an active leader and participant in a number U.S. business community coalitions aimed at expanding U.S. trade relations, including the Coalition for U.S.-Russia Trade, the Latin America Trade Coalition, the Middle East Free Trade Area Coalition, the Trade and American Competitiveness Coalition, the U.S.-Korea FTA Business Coalition, and the U.S.-Libya Business Association.


Press Release
Thursday, 5.18.17
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Wednesday, 5.10.17
NFTC Comment Regarding Causes of Significant Trade Deficits for 2016, Docket Number DOC 2017-0003
 
Wednesday, 3.1.17
NFTC Responds to the President's Address to Congress
 
Tuesday, 2.28.17
NFTC Welcomes Appointment of Roberto Azevedo to Second Term as WTO Director General

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