USA*ENGAGE Urges Senate Action on EAA

Friday, 18 February 2000

"Business needs reliability and certainty to compete internationally and that can only be achieved if export control rules are set by law," said Frank Kittredge, President of the National Foreign Trade Council and Vice Chairman of USA*ENGAGE. "In addition, a very important section of this bill sets standards for foreign policy export controls imposed by the Executive Branch. These provisions, such as contract sanctity, common sense criteria for imposing sanctions, and standards for terminating sanctions that have achieved their goals, are important elements of the USA*ENGAGE sanctions reform effort."

Kittredge added that USA*ENGAGE will also continue to push for broader sanctions reform that, among other things, would require both the Congress and the Executive Branch to undertake a detailed examination of new sanctions proposals.

USA*ENGAGE is a coalition of 670 small and large businesses, agriculture groups and trade associations working to seek alternatives to the proliferation of unilateral U.S. foreign policy sanctions and to promote the benefits of U.S. engagement abroad. For more information on USA*ENGAGE and the harmful effects of unilateral trade sanctions, visit the USA*ENGAGE web site at www.usaengage.org.

 

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