Senate Inaction Sinks Trade Preference Programs

Law360, New York (February 11, 2011, 1:07 PM EST) -- Three trade-related programs, including the Andean Trade Preferences Act, will end Saturday after Democratic senators failed to advance a proposal to extend them.

Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Bob Casey, D-Pa., on Thursday failed in two attempts to extend the Andean program, which provides trade benefits for Peru, Ecuador and Colombia, and the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, which aids workers who have lost their jobs due to international trade.

The first attempt would let the programs run through June 2012, and the second would see them...
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