Washington DC – The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) welcomed today the appointment of NFTC Vice President for Global Trade Issues Jake Colvin to the U.S. Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee (TEPAC). The Committee, managed by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement in cooperation with other agencies, provides policy counsel on issues involving trade and the environment.
“I am honored to have been selected as a member of the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee at a time when the United States is advancing one of the most robust trade policy agendas in a generation,” said Colvin. “Trade policies provide an opportunity to improve environmental outcomes and address global climate challenges. I look forward to working with USTR and my fellow Committee members on trade policies that promote the interests of American businesses, workers and consumers.”
In July, Colvin spearheaded the NFTC’s efforts to form the Coalition for Green Trade with the National Association of Manufacturers and the United States Council for International Business. Launched around the start of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) negotiations, the Coalition’s purpose is to educate policymakers and the public on the importance of lowering trade barriers to environmental technologies and to advocate for the negotiation of an ambitious EGA.
Colvin leads NFTC’s trade and environmental policy work, and represents the Council before international organizations including the WTO, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum and UN Framework Convention for Climate Change. He also heads the NFTC’s Global Innovation Forum, which connects business, startup, development and university leaders with public policymakers to understand the opportunities and challenges associated with engaging in the global marketplace in the digital age.
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