US | NZ Council Applauds Nominations for Trade Posts

Press Release – US-NZ Council The United States | New Zealand Council today commended President Obama’s nomination of Michael Froman to be U.S. Trade Representative and Penny Pritzker to be U.S. Commerce Secretary.May 2, 2013 US | NZ Council Applauds Nominations of Froman and Pritzker for Trade Posts The new USTR and Commerce Secretary have the opportunity to re-Invigorate the U.S. trade agenda and move TPP talks toward a successful conclusion. Washington, DC, May 2, 2013 – The United States | New Zealand Council today commended President Obama’s nomination of Michael Froman to be U.S. Trade Representative and Penny Pritzker to be U.S. Commerce Secretary. “At a time when U.S. trade policy requires strong leadership, today’s announcement is welcomed news,” said William Maroni, president of the US | NZ Council. “Given the challenges facing the global trading community, the positions of U.S. Trade Representative and Secretary of Commerce have never been more important than they are now.” The US | NZ Council, an independent, non-partisan group that promotes trade and investment liberalization, praised the choice of Michael Froman to be U.S. Trade Representative. As Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs, he has been intimately involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and key trade policy decisions. “Mr. Froman’s experience ensures that momentum will continue uninterrupted for the TPP talks and other trade...

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