Equipment manufacturers support new trade agreements

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), a Milwaukee-based organization, and its member companies commended the White House for taking action on export agreements for Colombia, Panama and Korea. The Obama administration has forwarded the implementing legislation for the FTAs to Congress.
"These three pro-American export policies are the most important trade legislation to come before Congress in years," said Dennis Slater, president of AEM. "Eliminating the high tariffs placed on American manufactured goods will create tens of thousands of good paying jobs throughout America and allow our manufacturers to better compete against foreign competition in these vital markets."
As a critical initiative of AEM’s “I Make America” campaign, the association will work directly and with its industry partners to urge Congress to quickly approve the agreements.
"In this very challenging and partisan political environment, we urge Congress to show the world and millions of unemployed Americans that they can work together to improve the economy and create jobs," Slater said.
AEM membership comprises more than 850 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide.

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