Washington, DC – The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), in its role as a founding member of the Trade and American Competitiveness Coalition, and 17 other leading business associations sent a letter to President Obama and Congressional leadership, urging support for an extension of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, which expired February 12, 2011.
The groups wrote:
“TAA is as vitally important today as it has been over the years. It helps American businesses get into exporting and is designed to give displaced workers the new skills and resources they need to re-enter the 21st century job market. Accordingly, in addition to moving on the pending trade agreements and trade preferences, we urge Congress and the Administration to find a way forward to ensure that the United States has in place an effective TAA program to support U.S. global economic engagement.”
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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