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WASHINGTON (May 2, 2013) - The following statement may be attributed to American Chemistry Council (ACC) President and CEO  Cal Dooley in response to the nomination of Michael Froman to the position of United States Trade Representative (USTR):

"Mr. Froman is smart, well-versed in trade policy and makes an excellent candidate for USTR. If confirmed, he would be able to extend his leadership role within the Administration to advance issues of critical importance to U.S. chemical manufacturers, such as concluding negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

"ACC and our  members urge the Senate to act on Mr. Froman's nomination without delay, and we look forward to the opportunity to support the nominee on advancing initiatives that can provide a substantial boost to growth and job creation in the chemical industry and across the broader economy."

The chemical industry is the nation's largest exporting sector, with $189 billion in exports in 2012, accounting for over 12 percent of all U.S. exports. ACC strongly supports efforts to expand access to key export markets and remove tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade , essential to capitalizing on the growing manufacturing renaissance in the United States.

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