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Statement by USTR Susan C. Schwab on House Ways & Means Committee vote on Peru Trade Promotion Agreement

September 25, 2007



“I am very pleased the Ways and Means Committee approved
draft legislation to implement the Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.  
This voice vote shows that the May 10 bipartisan agreement, which addressed
congressional concerns by incorporating new labor and environment provisions in
the four pending free trade agreements created a path that is leading to
positive results,” said Ambassador Schwab.  “Just like last week's
overwhelming Finance Committee vote, this is another indication that the Bush
Administration and Congress can find a way to do the right thing for the
American people, the U.S. economy, and our key allies in the

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