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Profile of registrant

National Foreign Trade Council

Identification number in the register: 55646758857-47
Registration date: 29/05/12 20:11:27

The information on this organisation was last modified on 15/12/14 16:12:33
The date of the last annual update was 30/05/14 12:55:09

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: National Foreign Trade Council
Acronym: NFTC
Legal status: trade association
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  William Reinsch
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Catherine Schultz
Position: Vice President for Tax Policy

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 1 1625 K St., N.W. Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20006
Telephone number: (+202) 8870278
Fax number: (+202) 4528160
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: National Foreign Trade Council

The NFTC, founded in 1914, is the oldest U.S. business association dedicated to international tax, trade, and human resource matters. The NFTC’s approximately 250 members, representing the largest U.S. companies, are active advocates of free trade and a rules-based economy. The NFTC’s emphasis is to encourage policies that will expand U.S. exports and enhance the competitiveness of U.S. companies by eliminating major tax inequities in the treatment of U.S. companies operating abroad.
Furthering the NFTC mission as the pre-eminent business
association dedicated solely to international trade and investment issues. Our mission is
to advance global commerce through:

1 Advocating public policies that foster an open international trade and investment

2 Mobilizing and disseminating expertise and information on key issues, such as:
the world trading system, taxation, trade finance, economic sanctions and
international human resources.

3 Influencing public debate through interaction with policy makers and opinion
leaders and by convening government/private sector discussions of important
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Addressing double taxation and the Action Plan Initiatives on Parent Subsidiary Directive; Initiative on Double Non-Taxation.

The NFTC's main EU-related activity is our work on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP. NFTC is a member of the Business Coalition for Transatlantic Trade, the group of American companies formed to support TTIP and which will work to encourage the US Congress to support it once it is completed.
The NFTC also maintains an active presence in Geneva working with the WTO on a variety of issues, mostly notably digital trade, free flow of information, intellectual property protection, and tariff reduction on environmental goods and services.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Taxation
  • Trade


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

As noted, we are members of the Business Coalition for Transatlantic Trade (BCTT).

Financial data

Financial year: 04/2013 - 04/2014
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

We have no resources invested in our comments and contribute no resources to EU institutions.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.