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NFTC Urges President Obama to Work With Congress to Resolve Mexican Trucking Dispute
Date: 4/8/2009
Written By: Jennifer Cummings or Eric Thomas, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, 202-822-9491

Washington DC - The National Foreign Council (NFTC) joined other leading associations in sending to President Obama a letter, urging him work with Congress to swiftly resolve the Mexican trucking dispute. NFTC Vice President for Regional Trade Initiatives Chuck Dittrich issued the following statement:

“With each day that goes by, the stakes are rising, and U.S. exporters and the workers who produce some 90 U.S. products are facing an increased tax on the goods they ship to Mexico.

“Resolving this issue as soon as possible is in both our economic and diplomatic interests. A prompt resolution will help to restore trust between the United States and Mexico with regard to honoring our trade commitments under NAFTA, and will to bring an end to the retaliatory tariffs put in place by the Mexican Government.

“As the President prepares for the Summit of the Americas in a couple of weeks, it will be critical for him to lead by example and demonstrate to our trading partners that the United States lives by its word. He will have an important opportunity to relate to other leaders in the Western Hemisphere the United States’ commitment to expanding global trade and investment ties.”

To read the letter, click here.

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Advancing Global Commerce for 95 Years - The National Foreign Trade Council (www.nftc.org) is a leading business organization advocating an open, rules-based global trading system. Founded in 1914 by a broad-based group of American companies, the NFTC now serves hundreds of member companies through its offices in Washington and New York.