Pass the Columbia, Panama FTAs, Urge 1,200 Organizations (Latin America Trade Coalition)
On May 3, 2010, the Latin America Trade Coalition (LATC), a broad-based group of more than 1,200 U.S. business and agricultural organizations, chambers of commerce, and companies that together employ more than 10 million American workers, sent a letter to President Obama urging the administration to expedite its work to secure Congressional approval this year of the U.S.-Colombia and the U.S-Panama trade agreements.
“As you rightly stated in your first State of the Union address, ‘If America sits on the sidelines while other nations sign trade deals, we will lose the chance to create jobs on our shores.’
“Indeed, a study by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found that tens of thousands of American workers will lose their jobs if the United States fails to implement these agreements.
“Canada and the European Union have concluded their own trade accords with Colombia and Panama. If we delay, Canadian and European manufacturers, farmers, and service providers will undercut their U.S. competitors in the Colombian and Panamanian markets.”
Note: The U.S. - Korea Trade Agreement is next in line after these two.
Comments on the U.S. - Korea Trade Agreement, September 2009
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The American Chamber of Commerce in Okinawa (ACCO) is a non-profit organization made up of over 100 members from the American and Okinawan business community. Although many Americans began their businesses here in l945, it wasn’t until 1953 that ACCO was founded, and a charter granted by the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America.