USCIB Urges Swift Passage of Free Trade Agreements With Colombia, Korea and Panama

New York, N.Y., October 3, 2011 – The United States Council for International Business (USCIB), which represents America’s leading global companies, applauded President Obama‘s submission of the U.S. free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and Korea to Congress.

“The FTAs will provide a big boost to our economy as we seek to ensure sustained growth and a jobs-based recovery,” stated USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson.  “These agreements have strong bipartisan support, and American business urges Congress to pass them without delay.”

USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and prudent regulation.  Its members include top U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world.  With a unique global network encompassing leading international business organizations, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment.  More information is available at

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Kira Yevtukhova manages USCIB’s print and online publications, including the website, e-newsletter and quarterly magazine, and serves as the organization’s digital media strategist. Prior to this role, Kira worked for over five years within USCIB’s Policy Department, focusing on climate change, environment, nutrition, health, and chemicals related policy issues. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and has an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.
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