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NFTC Welcomes Administrationís Engagement with Mexican Government on Cross-Border Trucking
Date: 1/6/2011
Written By: Jennifer Cummings, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, (202) 822-9491

Washington DC – The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) today welcomed news that the Obama Administration is working with the Mexican Government to map out a resolution to the cross-border trucking dispute. The NFTC noted that the release of a U.S. Department of Transportation concept paper on the trucking issue is a sign that concrete steps are being taken to settle this dispute in the near term.

“We welcome the Administration’s announcement and hope that this issue can be resolved once and for all very soon,” said NFTC President Bill Reinsch. “The United States cannot afford inaction or slow movement, given the real dollars and cents impact of the tariffs Mexico put in place because we failed to abide by our trade commitments.”

“The President has repeatedly stated his interest in settling the trucking dispute, and today’s announcement signals that his team is moving forward by taking necessary steps to reach a resolution,” said NFTC Vice President for Regional Trade Initiatives Chuck Dittrich. “It is both in the United States’ and Mexico’s interests to resolve this issue quickly, and we are encouraged that the Administration will now engage the Mexican Government to devise a solution that will benefit workers and consumers in both countries. This is a promising start to a pro-active 2011 U.S. trade agenda.”

To read the U.S. Department of Transportation concept paper on the issue, please click here.


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