Small-Business Group Hits Free-Trade Pacts; Current Policies Called 'Engines of Outsourcing'
Byline: Steve Hirsch, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
A major business group representing smaller companies is breaking ranks with its brethren and positioning itself against renewing President Bush's ability to negotiate free-trade deals without Congress changing them.
The U.S. Business and Industry Council, which says it represents America's "Main Street" companies, opposes current trade policies because it says those policies have been turned into "engines of outsourcing," according to Alan Tonelson, a research fellow with the organization.
Other, smaller groups are taking similar stands, but the U.S. Business and Industry Council, which represents 1,500 mainly …
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Publication information: Article title: Small-Business Group Hits Free-Trade Pacts; Current Policies Called 'Engines of Outsourcing'. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: February 28, 2007. Page number: C09. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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