Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has been appointed to a federal panel focusing on the nation's trade policy. He will represent the country's attorneys general on the Intergovernmental Policy Advisory Committee. Zoeller was appointed by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman to serve on the 28-member committee. He says he wants to focus on states' abilities to regulate tobacco sales when the U.S. enters into international trade negotiations.
In a news release issued by the Indiana Attorney General's Office, Zoeller released the following statement:
“Indiana is an important exporter of agricultural products and manufactured goods, and the regular frequent interaction with other nations who buy and sell is not just of economic importance; it also helps our nation foster good international relationships with other countries and encourages development of and respect for the rule of law there. Serving on the USTR advisory committee is an honor through which we can advocate for consumer protection, public health and state government authority,” Zoeller said.