Washington D.C. – The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) Foundation announced today that it will honor Senators Chris Coons and Todd Young, and Ms. Grace Perez-Navarro at its annual World Trade Dinner and Awards Ceremony on March 22.
This year’s World Trade Award honoree is Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) who serves on several committees crucial to U.S. trade policy, including Appropriations, Foreign Relations and Small Business & Entrepreneurship. The award recognizes his career-long support of free, rules-based trade.
“We look forward to recognizing Senator Coons’ leadership in support of an ambitious trade agenda that helps American business and workers succeed in the global economy,” said NFTC President Jake Colvin. “From his push to write new rules in the Indo-Pacific to his support of global trade secrets to his legislation to kick-start negotiations with the United Kingdom, he is helping shape the future of commercially-meaningful trade policies.”
The NFTC Foundation will honor Senator Todd Young (R-IN) with the Trade Leadership for the Digital Age Award, for his work on a range of proposals to enhance digital trade.
“Senator Young has been a strong advocate for the importance of U.S. leadership on digital trade policy,” said Tiffany Smith, NFTC Vice President for Global Trade Policy. “We appreciate Senator Young’s efforts to put digital trade at the forefront of U.S. trade policy and call for the U.S. to negotiate strong, enforceable agreements with our partners around the world.”
This year’s International Tax Award honoree is Ms. Grace Perez-Navarro, Director of the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, who is retiring from her role after a long career at the organization.
“Grace has enjoyed a remarkable career in international tax defined by her vast technical expertise. Over her long career in this space – which began at the IRS – she has shown exemplary leadership, especially in her work on OECD efforts to create certainty for both businesses and countries in the global tax system,” said Anne Gordon, NFTC Vice President for International Tax Policy. “As she nears her retirement, we are happy that Grace will be able to join us to highlight the importance of continued support for this process.”
The NFTC Foundation’s World Trade Dinner is a valued tradition in Washington D.C. Past speakers and honorees have included Members of Congress and cabinet officials, CEO’s, thought leaders, and heads of state.
About the NFTC
The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) is the premier business association advancing trade and tax policies that support access to the global marketplace. Founded in 1914, NFTC promotes an open, rules-based global economy on behalf of a diverse membership of U.S.-based businesses.