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NFTC Foundation to Honor Roberto AzevÍdo, President George H.W. Bush and USTR Digital Trade Team

Washington D.C. – On Wednesday, December 5th, the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) Foundation will host its annual World Trade Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington D.C. 
This year, the annual NFTC World Trade Award will be presented to Roberto Azevêdo, Director General of the World Trade Organization, in recognition of his lifetime achievement in strengthening the rules-based world trading system. 
In addition, the NFTC will honor USTR’s Office of Services and Investment Digital Trade Team with the Trade Leadership for the Digital Age Award in recognition of their dedication to the promotion of America’s digital trade leadership. 
As part of a national day of mourning, the NFTC will also pay special tribute to President George H.W. Bush for his exemplary efforts to strengthen global alliances and build better trading relations for the United States.   
“It is not secret that this has been a decisive year in trade, and I am glad to be honoring a group of people who have worked tirelessly in defense of a system that has greatly benefitted the United States and has allowed our companies to prosper as part of the world economy,” said Rufus Yerxa, President of the NFTC.
The NFTC Foundation’s World Trade Dinner has become a valued tradition in Washington D.C. Past speakers and honorees have included members of Congress and the Administration, CEO’s, thought leaders, and heads of state.

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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