Washington DC – National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) President Bill Reinsch released the following statement on today’s Senate Finance Committee hearing on the Administration’s 2014 trade agenda.
“As Ambassador Froman noted in his testimony, the United States is currently negotiating a very ambitious trade agenda – the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Trade in Services Agreement and a deal at the World Trade Organization on environmental goods. To ensure further economic growth and that these 21st century agreements expand market access for U.S. goods and services in key markets around the world, Congress must enact modernized Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).
“TPA is a critical tool to advance trade agreements that boost the U.S. economy and benefit American businesses and workers. We urge Congress to pass TPA legislation as soon as possible this year.”
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