This Time It’s Personal:
NAM Joins World Trade In Saluting Exemplary Shipper

February 26, 2002
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In the course of ordinary reporting, the writers and contributing editors of World Trade Magazine come across scores of compelling stories each month. As a consequence, finding consensus for “Shipper of the Year” is always a daunting challenge.

Unlike our other awards, this one is wholly reliant on subjective judgement and opinion. The metric is personal and often based on values that are hard to measure. As our cover feature clearly illustrates, however, the process this time was made less difficult by the sheer strength of one shipper’s response to the tragic events of last September.

Abbott Laboratories has been recognized as a world leader before, of course, and would still have been a leading honors candidate even if this had been an “ordinary” year. The fact it could perform all of its manufacturing and distribution tasks so effectively during times of crisis confirmed our decision.

The National Association of Manufacturers stages it’s annual convention in Chicago March 18-21 and will offer shippers a special opportunity to salute Abbott while catching up on the usual order of business. As the nation’s largest and most powerful manufacturer’s lobbying group, NAM has taken charge of a number of special causes dear to our readers.

As the Secretariat of U.S. Trade, a coalition of nearly 300 companies and organizations dedicated to renewing Trade Promotion Authority, NAM helped spearhead the successful effort to secure House passage of TPA in 2001.

NAM has stepped to the forefront on behalf of the manufacturing community to press the Bush administration to take action on the over-valued dollar, which is hurting U.S. exports and worsening the downturn in manufacturing. In recent months, it has built a coalition of support including labor unions, farm groups and a broad base of companies and business organizations.

Finally, ongoing and longstanding NAM efforts to educate policymakers about the ineffectiveness of unilateral sanctions appear to be working.

According to a NAM study, unilateral sanctions rarely achieve their stated goals. The issue has been cited as critical to the debate by members of Congress and the administration, and is frequently credited as “central to the debate” in reports in our pages.

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