Business Groups Worry That Congress Will Leave Russia Trade Bill Hanging

Monday, 30 July 2012
The Hill

Excerpt: Business groups supporting Russian trade legislation are increasingly worried Congress will leave for its five-week recess before completing the measure.

… “This is a mess and it is why the USA Engage and the National Foreign Trade Council are urging this Congress and this president to get their act together right now and enact Russia PNTR [permanent normal trade relations],” Dan O’Flaherty, NFTC’s vice president, wrote in a Monday blog post.

“Otherwise, American companies will not have the advantages that our negotiators have spent 19 years gaining for them in the Russian market,” he wrote.

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