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Tuesday, 12.4.18
NFTC Foundation to Honor Roberto Azevędo, President George H.W. Bush and USTR Digital Trade Team
Friday, 5.11.18
NFTC Outlines Impact of Tariffs on Chinese Imports on U.S. Business and Consumers
Wednesday, 12.13.17
NFTC Applauds Effort by 70 Countries to Move WTO E-Commerce Agenda Forward
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
Tuesday, 8.1.17
NFTC Submits Comments for Administration’s Trade Agreement Review
Tuesday, 6.27.17
NFTC Chairman Appointed Deputy Director-General of the WTO
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
Wednesday, 2.22.17
NFTC Applauds Entry into Force of WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
Tuesday, 2.7.17
Jason Pack Joins the NFTC as Executive Director of the U.S.–Libya Business Association
Tuesday, 1.3.17
NFTC Welcomes Nomination of Robert Lighthizer as USTR
Monday, 12.12.16
NFTC Releases Policy Brief on "Trade, Taxes and Competitiveness: Strategies for a New Era"
Friday, 12.9.16
NFTC Foundation Honors Chairman Kevin Brady and Congressman Jared Polis for Leadership on Trade
Sunday, 12.4.16
In Geneva, Coalition for Green Trade Expresses Disappointment over Inability to Conclude Environmental Goods Agreement Deal
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
Wednesday, 7.13.16
NFTC Applauds New Trade Enforcement Action Against China
Friday, 4.22.16
New Study Details the Impact of an Environmental Goods Agreement on China
Friday, 4.15.16
NFTC Releases Policy Brief on “Charting New Pathways for the WTO”
Saturday, 12.19.15
NFTC Statement on 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in NairobI
Tuesday, 6.23.15
NFTC, USKZBA Applaud Completion of WTO Accession Talks for Kazakhstan
Friday, 1.23.15
NFTC Welcomes U.S. Ratification of WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
Thursday, 12.4.14
NFTC Celebrates 100 Years, Policymakers Make Case for Trade
Thursday, 11.13.14
NFTC Welcomes U.S.-India Agreement on Trade Facilitation Agreement
Wednesday, 10.1.14
NFTC Statement on U.S.-Brazil Cotton Dispute Resolution
Wednesday, 9.10.14
Reinsch: “WTO Reform Misses the Point”
Thursday, 7.31.14
NFTC Statement on Reported Collapse of WTO Talks
Friday, 7.25.14
NFTC Statement on Failure to Advance WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
Wednesday, 7.9.14
U.S. Business Community Announces Formation of the Coalition for Green Trade
Tuesday, 7.8.14
In Geneva, NFTC Applauds Launch of Environmental Goods Agreement Talks
Tuesday, 7.8.14
Global Business Supports an Ambitious and Rapid Conclusion to an Environmental Goods Agreement at the World Trade Organization
Monday, 7.7.14
Global Business Roundtable explores how an Environmental Goods Agreement can advance trade and environmental policies
Tuesday, 5.6.14
NFTC Letter of Intent to Provide Testimony at USTR Hearing on WTO Environmental Goods Agreement
Friday, 3.21.14
NFTC Applauds USTR Announcement on Green Trade
Tuesday, 3.11.14
NFTC President Delivers Remarks on the Administration’s Trade Policy at the Pacific Northwest Waterways Association
Tuesday, 2.18.14
NFTC Releases “A Post-Bali Agenda for the WTO”
Monday, 2.3.14
NASBITE International Honors NFTC with 2014 Advancing International Trade Award
Friday, 12.13.13
NFTC Releases Cheat Sheet to the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement
Friday, 12.6.13
NFTC Statement on Bali Ministerial Outcome
Wednesday, 10.9.13
Ambassador Alan Wm. Wolff Reelected as NFTC Chairman
Wednesday, 10.9.13
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden Keynote Address to the National Foreign Trade Council As Prepared for Delivery October 9, 2013
Thursday, 9.12.13
NFTC Joins With Other Leading Business Organizations In Expressing Concerns with the Farm Bill
Tuesday, 5.7.13
NFTC Statement on WTO Director-General Selection Process
Tuesday, 3.5.13
NFTC Names James Wilkinson Vice President for Strategy and Growth
Friday, 2.1.13
Wal-Mart’s Sarah Thorn to Serve as Chair of NFTC’s WTO Working Group
Tuesday, 10.16.12
NFTC Joins With Leading Business Associations in Launching New Website, Investment Policy Central
Thursday, 10.4.12
Rep. Dreier Calls for Action on Russia PNTR, Cross-Border Data Flows During Keynote Address at NFTC’s 98th Annual World Trade Dinner House Rules Committee Chairman Honored with 2012 World Trade Award
Wednesday, 9.19.12
NFTC Disappointed by Inaction on PNTR Legislation, Urges Immediate Passage When Congress Reconvenes in November
Tuesday, 6.12.12
National Foreign Trade Council Joins The American Sovereignty Campaign
Tuesday, 6.12.12
NFTC, USA*Engage Welcome Senate Introduction of Bipartisan Russia PNTR Bill
Wednesday, 2.8.12
NFTC Releases Paper Outlining New Ideas for Advancing Multilateral Trade Negotiations, Global Trade Liberalization
Monday, 1.30.12
NFTC Applauds the WTO Appellate Body Ruling on Chinese Export Restrictions of Raw Materials
Saturday, 12.17.11
NFTC Statement on WTO Ministerial
Monday, 11.14.11
NFTC Welcomes APEC Leaders’ Statement on Trade and Investment in Environmental Goods and Services
Thursday, 11.10.11
NFTC Welcomes Major Step Forward in Russia’s WTO Accession
Thursday, 11.3.11
NFTC, U.S. Business Community Leaders Roll Out Effort to Modernize Global Trade Rules on Cross-border Data Flows
Wednesday, 7.27.11
NFTC Statement on Status of Doha Round Negotiations
Monday, 5.2.11
Business Groups Joint Statement on the Status of the Doha Round
Monday, 3.28.11
NFTC Deplores Impasse in the Doha Round Negotiations
Wednesday, 3.9.11
NFTC Says the Time is Now for Action on All Components of the U.S. Trade Agenda
Tuesday, 3.1.11
NFTC Welcomes New Chairman Ambassador Alan Wolff
Thursday, 1.6.11
NFTC Welcomes Administration’s Engagement with Mexican Government on Cross-Border Trucking
Tuesday, 11.2.10
Business Community Leaders Find Hints of Momentum Building in Geneva to Conclude Global Trade Talks
Monday, 10.25.10
NFTC Leads Business Delegation to Geneva to Rally Global Trade Talks
Thursday, 9.30.10
Rep. Camp Calls for Action on U.S. Trade Agenda in Keynote Address at NFTC’s Annual World Trade Dinner
Friday, 4.23.10
Former WTO Ambassador Stuart Harbinson To Serve as Chief Advisor to NFTC’s WTO Working Group
Tuesday, 2.16.10
NFTC Welcomes Former Ford International Governmental Affairs Director as New Senior Vice President
Friday, 1.29.10
NFTC Launches Twitter Account
Saturday, 12.19.09
As Climate Accord Takes Shape, NFTC Urges Integration with Global Economic Framework
Thursday, 12.10.09
NFTC Leads U.S. Business Delegation to Copenhagen Climate Summit
Wednesday, 12.2.09
NFTC Statement on WTO Ministerial Conference
Thursday, 11.19.09
NFTC Applauds Bipartisan Group of Senators for Urging USTR to Pursue Environmental Goods and Services Agreement
Thursday, 10.22.09
In Geneva, NFTC and Business Community Leaders Press for Renewed Engagement on Global Trade Agenda
Thursday, 10.1.09
CEE Relocates to NFTC’s Washington, DC Offices
Thursday, 7.30.09
Business Leaders Call on Administration to Lower Barriers to Green Trade
Wednesday, 7.22.09
Associations Urge Senate Leaders to Reject House Climate Bill Provisions That Could Negatively Impact Trade Relations
Thursday, 7.9.09
NFTC Launches Facebook Page
Friday, 6.26.09
NFTC Statement on Passage of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009
Thursday, 6.25.09
NFTC, USCIB Release Joint Letter on Trade and Competitiveness Provisions in Climate Bill
Tuesday, 6.23.09
NFTC Welcomes Consultations on Trade Dispute with China
Monday, 6.22.09
NFTC Releases Analysis of Trade-Related Provisions of Draft Climate Text
Monday, 5.18.09
NFTC Welcomes Administration’s Plans for Action on U.S. Trade Agenda
Friday, 4.10.09
Global Innovation Forum Unveils Brain Trust
Wednesday, 4.8.09
NFTC’s Global Innovation Forum & Howard University’s ELI Institute Host
Friday, 3.20.09
U.S. Business Community and NGO Leaders Unite to Urge the President and Congress to Take Action on Trade & Investment Agenda
Monday, 3.2.09
NFTC Statement on Administration’s 2009 Trade Policy Agenda
Wednesday, 1.28.09
NFTC Cautions Against Global Protectionism in Response to Financial Crisis
Tuesday, 12.23.08
WTO Forecast for 2009
Tuesday, 12.16.08
Trade Policy Forecast
Tuesday, 11.18.08
NFTC Issues Policy Recommendations to President-elect Obama
Tuesday, 7.29.08
NFTC Statement on Collapse of Doha Round Negotiations
Monday, 7.28.08
NFTC Issues Statement on Doha Round
Monday, 7.21.08
NFTC Warns Against Including TRIPS Amendments in Doha Negotiations
Wednesday, 7.16.08
NFTC Calls on Advanced Developing Nations to Help Break Doha ‘Deadlocks’ Next Week
Tuesday, 5.20.08
NFTC Statement on the Issuance of New Agriculture and NAMA Texts in Doha Round Negotiations
Wednesday, 5.14.08
NFTC Warns New Farm Bill May Not Comply with WTO Obligations, Exacerbates U.S. Sugar Program Problems
Tuesday, 4.29.08
NFTC, USA*Engage Urge House Energy and Commerce Committee to Explore Trade, WTO-Related Implications of Legislative Proposals on Climate Change
Friday, 4.11.08
NFTC and Other U.S. Business Community Leaders Head to Geneva to Advocate Successful Conclusion to Doha Round
Friday, 2.8.08
NFTC Urges WTO Members to Agree on New Agriculture and NAMA Modalities, Conclude Round Successfully
Monday, 12.10.07
International Business Community Urges WTO Members to Exert Leadership, Conclude Doha Round
Wednesday, 12.5.07
New Report Details WTO-Compatibility of Proposed U.S. Climate Change Legislation
Wednesday, 12.5.07
Letter to Congress on Analysis of Climate Change Legislation
Friday, 10.19.07
NFTC Urges WTO Members to Agree on Modalities this Fall: Exceptions to the General Approaches Must be Strictly Limited
Wednesday, 10.10.07
NFTC Expresses Strong Disappointment with NAMA 11 Paper
Tuesday, 7.17.07
NFTC Commends WTO Chairmen for Issuing Texts on NAMA and Agriculture
Tuesday, 6.26.07
The Future Global Trading System: Remarks to the 2007 Joint Operational Environment Seminar
Thursday, 6.21.07
NFTC Expresses Disappointment Over Outcome of G-4 WTO Talks
Tuesday, 5.29.07
NFTC Applauds New Congressional Efforts to Reform U.S. Food and Agriculture Policy
Thursday, 3.22.07
NFTC Urges Political Leadership on the Doha Negotiations
Tuesday, 1.30.07
NFTC Calls for Timely Renewal of TPA and Reform of Farm Programs
Monday, 1.15.07
U.S. and International Business Associations Urge Immediate Reopening of Doha Talks
Tuesday, 3.8.05
NFTC Sets Trade and Investment Agenda