WASHINGTON DC -In response to the announcement that the United Kingdom and European Union had struck a deal to change the Northern Ireland Protocol via a new Windsor Framework, National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) President Jake Colvin released the following statement:
“The friction over trade with Northern Ireland has been a stumbling block to a U.S-UK Free Trade Agreement. If the Windsor Framework can break the impasse over trade with Northern Ireland, the Biden Administration ought to move quickly to discuss a comprehensive trade deal with the UK, which would enjoy significant bipartisan support in Congress. Resolving this deadlock would unlock a real opportunity for the Biden Administration to demonstrate its commitment to advancing opportunities for America’s workers, businesses and farmers and creating stronger economic ties with a crucial ally.”
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.