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NFTC Applauds TPP Partnersí Inclusion of Canada in Trade Talks
Date: 6/19/2012
Written By: Jennifer Cummings, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, (202) 822-9491

Washington DC – The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) today welcomed the news that Canada has been invited to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. The NFTC released the following statement:

"On the heels of yesterday's announcement that Mexico was invited to join the TPP negotiations, we welcome today's news that another key U.S. trading partner – Canada – has been admitted to the negotiations.

"Canada and Mexico are two of the United States' top five trading partners. With the inclusion of both countries in the TPP agreement, U.S. exporters and the millions of Americans they employ stand to benefit greatly from strong North American representation in the talks.

"The inclusion of both Mexico and Canada this week adds momentum to what has the potential to become the model for plurilateral agreements moving forward, and we urge all TPP partners to continue working toward making that ambitious, but achievable, goal a reality."

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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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