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NFTC Statement on House Ways and Means Markup
Date: 10/5/2011
Written By: Jennifer Cummings, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, (202) 822-9491

Washington, DC – The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) today commended the House Committee on Ways and Means for quickly advancing the implementing legislation for the free trade agreements (FTAs) with Colombia, Korea and Panama, and urged Congress to ratify the agreements without delay. NFTC released the following statement:

"We welcome the House Ways and Means Committee's favorable reporting out of implementing legislation for the pending free trade agreements with Colombia, Korea and Panama. All three agreements will help to give our economy a needed boost, both in terms of job creation and increased exports.

"We also applaud Chairman Camp for scheduling today's markup so soon after the President's submission of the trade agreements on Monday. We look forward to a House floor vote and action in the Senate as soon as possible."

About the NFTC
Advancing Global Commerce for Nearly A Century- The National Foreign Trade Council ( 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.
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