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GMA Statement on the Confirmation of Robert Lighthizer as US Trade Representative

GMA Press Contact

Brian Kennedy

office: 202-639-5994

(Washington, D.C.) The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) issued the following statement today on behalf of Pamela G. Bailey, GMA’s president and CEO, on the confirmation of Robert Lighthizer as US Trade Representative.

GMA welcomes the Senate's confirmation of Robert Lighthizer as US Trade Representative.  As the largest source of jobs in US manufacturing, the US food, beverage, and consumer product industry looks forward to working with Ambassador Lighthizer to promote, protect, and expand the benefits of free trade for US consumers and manufacturers."


The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is the trade organization representing the world’s leading food, beverage and consumer products companies and associated partners. The U.S. food, beverage and consumer packaged goods industry plays a unique role as the single largest U.S. manufacturing employment sector, with 2.1 million jobs in 30,000 communities across the country that deliver products vital to the wellbeing of people in our nation and around world. Founded in 1908, GMA has a primary focus on product safety, science-based public policies and industry initiatives that seek to empower people with the tools and information they need to make informed choices and lead healthier lives. For more information, visit