|Free Trade Area of the Americas - FTAA
FTAA - COMMITTEE OF
GOVERNMENT REPRESENTATIVES ON THE PARTICIPATION OF
CONTRIBUTION IN RESPONSE TO THE OPEN AND ONGOING INVITATION
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
the Negotiating Group on
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA), and the U.S. Section of the Brazil-U.S. Business Council welcome this opportunity to present our views on the emerging Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA). We strongly support free trade in the hemisphere, and we have previously submitted recommendations to the Committee of Government Representatives on the Participation of Civil Society and to the previous seven meetings of the Americas Business Forum giving our perspective on how the agreement should be framed.
With respect to the provisions set forth by the VI Americas Business Forum negotiating group on subsidies, antidumping and countervailing duties, we strongly support the recommendation to eliminate all trade-distorting subsidies within the region.
We would like to underscore the importance of — and reiterate our support for — the following recommendations, which were endorsed during the negotiation workshop on subsidies, anti-dumping and countervailing duties at the VI Americas Business Forum in Buenos Aires, Argentina:
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