On Wednesday, the Senate Finance Committee will convene a hearing to mark up a bill to grant Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with Russia. Several amendments to the bill (S. 3285) have been filed with the Committee. The NAM sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee leadership to support swift action on PNTR. The hearing will convene at 9:30 a.m. in 215 Dirksen Senate Office, and a webcast will be available on the committee’s website.
Russia is slated to join the WTO after it approves the accession agreement, which was agreed to in December 2011 after 18 years of negotiations.
Lauren Airey is director of trade facilitation policy, National Association of Manufacturers.