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National Foreign Trade Council Applauds U.S.-Oman FTA Entry Into Force
Date: 1/2/2009
Written By: Jennifer Cummings or Eric Thomas, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, 202-822-9491

Washington DC - The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) congratulated the United States and the Government of Oman for working together to achieve the January 1, 2009 implementation of the U.S.-Oman Free Trade Agreement (FTA). NFTC Vice President for Regional Trade Initiatives Chuck Dittrich released the following statement:

We applaud U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab and Omani Minister of Commerce and Industry Maqbool Bin Ali Bin Sultan for their commitment to working together for more than two years to implement such a well-crafted agreement.

Upon its entry into force, the FTA will provide opportunities for the expansion of U.S. business, products and services into a new and growing market, and will afford the people of Oman enhanced economic opportunity.

Oman is a key ally and the agreement helps to strengthen both U.S. economic and diplomatic ties in the region.

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