Washington DC – The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) today welcomed news that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Ministers have set a goal to complete the “broad outlines” of an agreement by November 2011. The NFTC released the following statement:
“We applaud the Ministers for setting an ambitious and achievable goal to advance the talks,” said NFTC Vice President for Regional Trade Issues Chuck Dittrich. “The TPP has the potential to be the gold standard for plurilateral trade agreements and greatly expand market opportunities for U.S. investors and exporters selling goods and services in and to one of the most dynamic regions in the world. At a time when the fate of the Doha Round of World Trade Organization negotiations is uncertain, today’s news is a shot in the arm to the international business community.”
Advancing Global Commerce for Nearly A Century- The National Foreign Trade Council (www.nftc.org) 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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