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Congressional Testimony

Submission of Comments: Development of the National Export Initiative

Tuesday, July 27, 2010  |  Eric Farnsworth

In a submission of public comments to the U.S. International Trade Administration, Council of the Americas voices support for the Obama administration's National Export Initiative, outlining ways to boost hemispheric competitiveness and avoid protectionism to reach the goal of doubling U.S. exports by 2015. ... Read More

Submission for the Record in Support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement

Monday, January 25, 2010

Council of the Americas supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement to expand trade and investment with Australia, Brunei, Chile, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. “TPP may well be the most promising opportunity for hemispheric trade expansion that includes the United States,” says the COA submission. ... Read More

Congressional Testimony: Iran in the Western Hemisphere

Tuesday, October 27, 2009  |  Eric Farnsworth

"Countries where democracy is weak...have proven, time and time again, to be the most likely portals through which unhelpful influences such as Iran are introduced into the region," explained COA's Vice President Eric Farnsorth in testimony to U.S. Congress. ... Read More

COA Submits Statement to Trade Policy Staff Committee on Proposed Trans-Pac Agreement

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

In a statement submitted to the trade policy staff committee, the Council of the Americas expressed its support for the for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement, arguing that the pact "could become the most promising driver of trade expansion in the hemisphere." ... Read More

Congressional Testimony: Overview of U.S. Policy Toward Latin America

Wednesday, February 4, 2009  |  Eric Farnsworth

COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth provided testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, suggesting ways to foment a mutually beneficial agenda in Latin America. He emphasized the importance of resisting investment protectionism and prioritizing U.S. relations with Mexico and Brazil. ... Read More

National Security in Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities on Energy Cooperation

Tuesday, March 11, 2008  |  Eric Farnsworth

In testimony before U.S. Congress, COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth says many countries in the Latin America lack the investment needed to maximize exploration, production, and distribution of their natural resources. Energy cooperation with Latin American countries should be part of the U.S. strategic agenda for the region. ... Read More