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Statement by USTR Susan C. Schwab on Senate Finance Committee vote of 18-3 on Peru Trade Promotion Agreement

September 21, 2007



I am delighted by this overwhelming, bipartisan vote in the Senate Finance Committee for the Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.  This is the first vote on a free trade agreement since the Administration and Congress agreed on a path for the consideration of four pending free trade agreements last May.  The vote shows the Administration and Congress can do the right thing - not only for American farmers, ranchers, manufacturers and service providers - but also for the sake of strengthening America’s ties with key allies. 
I welcome and look forward to continued bipartisanship in the pursuit
of a market-opening, pro-growth trade policy for the American

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