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Ratification of UK/Australia Treaties welcomed by manufacturers.

Press Release Summary:

October 7, 2010 - In his statement, NAM VP of International Economic Affairs Frank Vargo welcomed Senate ratification of Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties with UK and Australia as well as both chambers' passage of legislation. "By streamlining the licensing process for manufactured defense goods and technologies between our countries and improving defense cooperation," commented Vargo, "these treaties will improve U.S. national security and global competitiveness."

National Association of Manufacturing - Washington, DC

Original Press Release

Manufacturers Welcome Ratification of United Kingdom, Australia Defense Treaties

Press release date: October 1, 2010

Will Streamline Licensing Process for Manufactured Defense Goods and Technologies WASHINGTON, D.C. - The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Vice President of International Economic Affairs Frank Vargo issued the following statement today welcoming Senate ratification of Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties with the United Kingdom and Australia and both chambers' passage of the implementing legislation: "Manufacturers welcome ratification of these important defense treaties. By streamlining the licensing process for manufactured defense goods and technologies between our countries and improving defense cooperation, these treaties will improve U.S. national security and global competitiveness. We will continue to work with the Administration and Congress to improve the export control system so that it is aligned with America's current security needs and allows manufacturers to compete in the global economy." The National Association of Manufacturers is the nation's largest industrial trade association, representing manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing has a presence in every single congressional district providing good, high-paying jobs. For more information about the Manufacturers or to follow us on Shopfloor, Twitter and Facebook, please visit www.nam.org.

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