For Immediate Release:May 3, 2006
Contact:Dan Nelson/Ginney Justice (202) 482-4883
STATEMENT BY U.S. COMMERCE SECRETARY CARLOS GUTIERREZ ON THE RELEASE OF THE TRANSATLANTIC BUSINESS DIALOGUE 2006 RECOMMENDATION FOR A BARRIER-FREE TRANSATLANTIC MARKETPLACE
“The U.S. Department of Commerce welcomes the Transatlantic Business Dialogue’s (TABD) 2006 recommendations towards a barrier-free transatlantic marketplace. For more than a decade, the TABD has played an instrumental role in shaping the transatlantic economic relationship into one of the largest and most important in the world. This year offers no exception and we remain committed to working with the TABD to strengthen this important partnership.
The U.S.-EU economic relationship is a testament to the benefits of trade liberalization, and we will continue to tackle barriers to trade and investment as identified by the TABD and our larger stakeholder community.”