JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Apr 7, 2011

Statement from Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase Chairman & CEO

New York, April 7, 2011 - JPMorgan Chase Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon released the following statement today regarding the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement:

"We applaud President Obama and President Santos for their leadership in moving forward with the US-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. Colombia has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years and has become an important market in a key region of the world. The commitment of both governments to building upon the progress that has been made in Colombia will provide the needed momentum to ensure swift approval and implementation of the agreement by both governments."

"Implementation of this agreement with Colombia will provide great opportunities for U.S. workers, businesses and farmers to increase exports and provide expanded services in this key market. Without it, American companies will continue to lose market share to other countries that have negotiated their own agreements. We strongly support passage of this agreement. Increasing export and business opportunities through the lowering of tariff barriers and increased market access is critical to our nation's economy. Today's announcement is an important step in helping to fuel the overall economic recovery."

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