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Free Trade to Gain in Republican Congress, UPS Says

Scott Davis, chief executive officer of United Parcel Services Inc., says a U.S. campaign season rife with blasts at China and sending jobs abroad masks what the new Congress means for global commerce: a chance to pass long-stalled agreements to remove trade restrictions.

Before the election, “no one is going to go out there and support free trade because it doesn’t play well at home,” Davis, a member of President Barack Obama’s export council, said in an interview Oct. 22. “There will be more attention to get these agreements going” next year.