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Gov. Ricketts to Serve Trump Administration on Trade Advisory Committee

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that President Donald J. Trump had appointed him to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.

“President Trump has been working tirelessly to secure new trade deals for the United States,” said Governor Ricketts.  “From his newly-signed deal with Canada and Mexico to bringing American beef back to China, the President has been delivering on his promises.  It is an honor to support President Trump’s work in this advisory role as he continues to push for better trade deals for working Americans and our family farmers and ranchers.”

Governor Ricketts has made international trade a pillar of his grow Nebraska agenda.  Over the last four years, he has led trade missions to Japan twice, China twice, Canada, Mexico, and the European Union.  He has made trade policy a major focus of his work with the Trump Administration, including a visit to the White House to talk about trade policy.  This summer, the Governor’s Council for International Relations unveiled a new multi-year trade plan, which can be found by clicking here.

According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations helps shape trade policy including: “(1) negotiating objectives and bargaining positions before entering into trade agreements; (2) the impact of the implementation of trade agreements; (3) matters concerning the operation of any trade agreement once entered into; and (4) other matters arising in connection with the development, implementation, and administration of the trade policy of the United States.”  More information can be found by clicking here.