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Bush intends to appoint Perdue to panel

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POSTED: January 3, 2008 5:02 a.m.
President George W. Bush announced his intention last week to appoint Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, the group responsible for advising the president on development, implementation and administration of U.S. trade policy.
The ACTPN is the president’s premier private-sector advisory panel on international trade, with membership including CEOs of large and small businesses, public policy makers and leaders of major trade associations.
Congress established the private sector advisory committee system in 1974 to ensure that U.S. trade policy and trade negotiation objectives adequately reflect U.S. commercial and economic interests. Congress expanded and enhanced the role of this system in subsequent trade acts, most recently the Trade Act of 2002.
As a member of the committee, Perdue will serve a four-year term, which he hopes will yield the same growth experienced in Georgia’s trade industry on a national level.
“We have made great strides in advancing Georgia’s trade position and economy since I took office and I look forward to sharing what I have learned while working with the other members of the committee,” he said. “I am honored that the president has asked me to help ensure America’s trade position remains the envy of the world.”
 

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