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.