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NFTC Applauds USTR Announcement on Green Trade
Date: 3/21/2014
Written By: Nicole L’Esperance, The Fratelli Group for NFTC, (202) 822-9491

Washington DC – The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) today welcomed the notification of Congress by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative of the Administration's intent to start World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations to eliminate tariffs on a wide range of environmental goods.
Jake Colvin, NFTC Vice President for Global Trade Issues, released the following statement:
"Negotiators will find strong support within the business community for eliminating tariffs on environmentally-friendly goods.
"This initiative is a bit of mom-and-apple-pie. It's good for economic growth and for the environment, and we hope it will be a priority for negotiators in Geneva.
"NFTC applauds the strong leadership of the White House and USTR in support of green growth over many years, and across trade forums including the WTO and in APEC.
"We look forward to working with them and our other trading partners to advance an ambitious agreement."

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