CEA Visits White House on Trade Day
The Consumer Electronics Association on Friday participated in a White House ceremony marking “Trade Day,” meant to push for the approval of free trade agreements that are currently pending before Congress. Several other industries, from retail to farming, took part in the event as well.
“We thank this administration and congressional trade supporters for their advocacy on behalf of American businesses and workers,” CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro said in a statement. “Now, we urge Congress to approve trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea which will open new opportunities for the U.S. economy and allow our businesses to export American goods and services to global consumers.”
According to the AP account of the ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, President Bush’s speech included various props, including a Harley Davidson motorcycle, crates of cauliflower and a concrete mixer.