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AAFA applauds Chamber report encouraging passage of pending FTAs
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May '10
American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke released the following statement applauding U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue's outspoken support for free trade and the need to quickly pass the three pending free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama, and South Korea.

“I applaud Tom and his colleagues at the Chamber for their leadership and tenacity in urging President Obama and Congress to move forward on these trade deals that stand to benefit U.S. workers and consumers. The report the Chamber released is one more document supporting the case for international trade. It makes the important point that jobs and trade are forever linked in the global economy.

“The U.S. apparel and footwear industry is experiencing its greatest growth in the international market. Earning new customers abroad is one of our industry's top priorities. Passing the pending free trade agreements, as well as negotiating new market openings, will keep our industry competitive and relevant.

“In fact, our industry is already at the forefront of globalization. With 99 percent of footwear and 97 percent of apparel sold in the United States made internationally and 95 percent of our customers living outside the United States, we do not want to fall behind.

“As the United States moves forward to accomplish President Obama's goal to double exports over the next five years, our agreements must be 21st century agreements that represent how we will do business not only today but tomorrow. AAFA will continue to educate the Obama Administration and Congress about the myriad of important issues that should be addressed in achieving this laudable objective, including the roles of third country exports, export financing, and imports.”

American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA)


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