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Bilateral & Regional Trade

The NFTC strongly supports U.S. bilateral and regional free trade agreements (FTAs) with nations around the world. The NFTC applauds the March 15, 2012 implementation of the U.S.-Korea FTA and supports swift implementation of the Colombia and Panama FTAs. Our current priorities include working with Congress to exempt Russia from the Jackson-Vanik Amendment to the Trade Act of 1974 to establish permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) and expand the U.S.-Russia trade partnership, which will help to maximize U.S. export growth and job creation. Another key priority is the successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement negotiations and ensuring that a high standard of trade liberalization is maintained as membership is expanded. The NFTC is also working closely with other business organizations in support of an expanded trade relationship with the EU. The NFTC also supports restoration of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), and has drafted its own bill to accomplish that.

In addition to the Council's advocacy efforts, the NFTC is an active leader and participant in a number U.S. business community coalitions aimed at expanding U.S. trade relations, including the Coalition for U.S.-Russia Trade, the Latin America Trade Coalition, the Middle East Free Trade Area Coalition, the Trade and American Competitiveness Coalition, the U.S.-Korea FTA Business Coalition, and the U.S.-Libya Business Association.

Press Release
Thursday, 9.22.22
NFTC Statement on Biden Administration Decision to Avoid Tariffs on Rare Earth Magnets
Friday, 9.9.22
NFTC Statement on IPEF Ministerial
Monday, 5.23.22
NFTC Calls for Concrete and Commercially Meaningful Outcomes from IPEF
Wednesday, 3.16.22
NFTC Names Former USTR Susan Schwab as New Board Chair

More Press Releases

Monday, 6.17.13
234 U.S. Companies and Trade Associations Call on Congress to Renew GSP
Wednesday, 6.5.13
Multi Industry Opposition to Buy American Legislation Letter to Congress
Friday, 5.10.13
NFTC Comments: Federal Register document number USTR-2013-0019 Request for Comments Concerning Proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Agreement
Tuesday, 11.27.12
NFTC and Major Business Groups Urge US-EU HLWG to Put Forward Ambitious Framework for Liberalize Trade & Investment

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Monday, 5.23.22
US Unveils 13-Nation Economic Pact to Assert Asia Leadership
Saturday, 5.21.22
Biden to Reveal Outline for Trade Dialogue With Indo-Pacific Nations
Voice of America
Monday, 2.7.22
US Moves Toward New 'Framework' for Trade with Indo-Pacific Region
VOA News
Thursday, 1.20.22
New NFTC president: Trade policy, at its best, is inherently worker-centric
Inside U.S. Trade

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