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111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. RES. 1748


Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should initiate negotiations to enter into a bilateral free trade agreement with Turkey.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 1, 2010

Mr. Sensenbrenner (for himself, Mr. Delahunt, and Mr. Moran of Virginia) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should initiate negotiations to enter into a bilateral free trade agreement with Turkey.

    Whereas Turkey is the 17th largest economy in the world and is a founding member of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Group of Twenty (G–20);

    Whereas Turkey has signed 16 free trade agreements with several countries and the European Free Trade Association, and 14 of those agreements are in effect;

    Whereas Turkey is in negotiations to enter into free trade agreements with several other countries, including Canada, Lebanon, South Africa, and Mexico;

    Whereas United States exports account for 6.09 percent of goods that enter Turkey;

    Whereas closer relations with Turkey through free trade agreements would encourage further privatization in Turkey’s economy;

    Whereas from 2000 to 2009 Turkey’s imports posted a 158 percent increase and imports from free trade agreement countries increased by 118 percent; and

    Whereas Turkey is a democratic, secular, unitary, constitutional republic, with an ancient cultural heritage and westward-looking future: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States should initiate negotiations to enter into a bilateral free trade agreement with Turkey.