Urges Bipartisan Congressional Support of Import Trade Agreement
“The strong Peruvian vote on the TPA – seventy-nine in favor with only fourteen opposed – speaks to that nation’s commitment to opening their markets and creating a transparent, stable framework for trade and investment with the U.S.,” said National Foreign Trade Council Senior Vice President Anne Alonzo. “Now, it’s time for us to show the same commitment with quick, bi-partisan action. We commend the Senate Finance Committee for their quick response,” Alonzo added. A hearing has also been scheduled in the House for July 12th.
“A TPA with
As was the case last year with regard to the Central American Free Trade Agreement, the American Hispanic community is expected to play a crucial role in generating Congressional support for the U.S.-Peru TPA. “Hispanic American business owners often have a leg up when seeking export opportunities in Central and
More broadly, the agreement is expected to be of considerable benefit to many American businesses. Over 5,000
“This is an important agreement. We’re encouraged by both chambers’ quick scheduling of hearings. We hope they will follow with the bi-partisan support this comprehensive agreement merits,” Alonzo concluded.
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