Mike Eskew, the chairman and CEO of United Parcel Service has been sworn in by George W Bush to the President’s Export Council.

“The President’s Export Council is the premier national advisory committee on international trade, and I know Mike Eskew will have a positive impact in his advisory role to the President,” states

US commerce secretary, Don Evans. “Twelve million American jobs depend on exports of goods and services. The President’s economic growth plan has set the course for a stronger economy that underscores the importance of trade to America’s economic growth and prosperity.”

As the top advisory committee on global trade, the President’s Export Council advises the President on government policies and programs that affect U.S. trade performance while providing a forum for discussing and resolving trade-related problems among the business, industrial, agricultural, labour and government sectors.

Eskew’s induction recognizes the importance of the express delivery industry to the nation’s economy and in facilitating global trade.

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