Washington, DC – In response to a request by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) today submitted comments in support of DOT’s proposal to initiate a “Pilot Program on NAFTA Long-Haul Trucking Provisions.” The NFTC believes that the proposal is a crucial step toward finally resolving the U.S.-Mexico cross-border trucking dispute.
In the comments submitted today, NFTC President Bill Reinsch wrote:
“We commend the effort of the Department to end this long-standing dispute with Mexico and empowerU.S. workers and farmers to become more globally competitive, including in the critical Mexico market. However, it is critical that this pilot lead quickly to a permanent solution to fully comply with U.S. NAFTA services commitments related to cross border long haul trucking. Doing so will restore the jobs lost by America’s farmers, workers and businesses as a result of this dispute, increase U.S. exports and enhance America’s position in a rules based global trading system.”
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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