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NFTC Welcomes Nomination of Robert Lighthizer as USTR

Washington D.C. - The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) today welcomed the news that President-elect Donald Trump has selected Robert Lighthizer as his intended nominee for United States Trade Representatives (USTR).

"We welcome the selection of Bob Lighthizer as new USTR and are looking forward to working with him," said Rufus Yerxa, President of the NFTC. "Bob is a very experienced trade lawyer and a shrewd negotiator. He will be an effective defender of USTR's role in leading on trade negotiations, and I'm sure he'll put together a strong team. It is too early to know what the new Administration's negotiating priorities will be, but obviously we want to see dynamic and forward-looking trade and tax policies designed to make American businesses more competitive globally."

Last month, the NFTC released a policy brief on the role of trade and tax policies in unleashing a new era of U.S. competitiveness. Click here to find out more. 


About the NFTC
Serving America's Global Businesses Since 1914 - 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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