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Middle East Trade Coalition
Since its launch in 2003, the U.S.-Middle East Free Trade Area Initiative has sought to increase Middle Eastern nations' trade and investment in the United States and others in the global economy. The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), through its U.S.-Middle East Free Trade (MEFTA) Coalition, has led U.S. business efforts in support of this effort. U.S. Free Trade Agreements with Israel, Jordan, Morocco and Bahrain are currently in force. The U.S.-Oman FTA has passed the U.S. Congress and is awaiting implementation. FTA negotiations with the United Arab Emirates were initiated but not concluded.

Press Release
Wednesday, 3.16.22
NFTC Names Former USTR Susan Schwab as New Board Chair
Monday, 2.28.22
NFTC Statement on Russian Invasion of Ukraine
Monday, 11.15.21
NFTC Statement on Infrastructure Bill
Thursday, 9.2.21
Jake Colvin Appointed New NFTC President

More Press Releases

Wednesday, 10.19.11
US-Middle East Free Trade Coalition Discussion with USTR On a New MENA Trade & Investment Partnership Initiative
Friday, 6.26.09
Association Letter to Senate on Labor Provisions of Afghanistan-Pakistan ROZ Legislation
Monday, 6.22.09
Letter to Senate Finance Committee on Afghanistan/Pakistan Trade Preferences Bill
Wednesday, 11.1.06
A U.S.-Middle East Trade Agreement: A Circle of Opportunity?
Robert Lawrence, Peterson Institute for International Economics

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Friday, 9.17.21
Leaving NFTC, Yerxa eyes the future of trade, fundamentally
Inside U.S. Trade
Monday, 12.12.16
US trade group will work with Trump; defend free trade rules
Thursday, 1.31.13
“Morocco: Devil Is In The Details – Promoting U.S. Product Standards
Morocco on the Move
Wednesday, 10.17.12
Opportunity for Course Correction in Ecuador
The Hill's Global Affairs Blog, Op-ed By Bill Reinsch

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