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NFTC Welcomes 2010 Trade Agenda, Urges Action
Date: 3/1/2010
Written By: Jennifer Cummings, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, 202-822-9491

Washington, DC – The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) today welcomed the release of the Administration’s 2010 Trade Policy Agenda and 2009 Annual Report, and urged the Administration to take action on it without delay. NFTC President Bill Reinsch released the following statement:

“There is a lot to like in the Administration's trade agenda. We are glad to see strong focus on breaking the deadlock of the Doha Round of trade negotiations, and a recognition of the importance of the pending free trade agreements with Panama, Colombia and Korea.

“We strongly support the Administration's efforts to support new trade flows in green goods and services, and applaud their desire to find flexible mechanisms to support lower barriers to environmentally-friendly trade.

“We also applaud the Administration for undertaking new initiatives aimed at expanding market access for U.S. goods and services, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.

“Though not mentioned in the agenda, we also hope that the Administration will work with the Mexican government to resolve the trucking dispute.

“This is an ambitious and comprehensive trade agenda. Now it's up to the Administration to close the deal on the pending free trade agreements and to dedicate serious political resources to opening markets and create new, export-oriented jobs."

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