Tag Archives: trade policy

Commerce revamp could weaken trade policy

Washington Post January 13, 2012 By Howard Schneider and Peter Whoriskey President Obama’s plan to streamline the government’s trade and commerce agencies could raise major issues involving trade-policy negotiations, and while lawmakers expressed enthusiasm for making the government more efficient, some wanted more details before pledging support. Agencies such as the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative […]

A Pro-Trade Agenda for U.S. Jobs

The Wall Street Journal September 17, 2011 By ANDREW H. CARD, THOMAS A. DASCHLE, MATTHEW J. SLAUGHTER And EDWARD ALDEN Original Source If there is a single issue on which Republicans and Democrats in Washington should be able to agree, it is that expanded trade is vital for U.S. economic growth and job creation. Exports […]

India’s trade policy lacks transparency: US

The Economic Times (India) September 16, 2011 economictimes.com Original Source WASHINGTON: The US has expressed concern over India’s lack of transparency in its trade policy, as a result of which small and medium-sized enterprises have difficulties in investing and doing business in the country. “The US continues to be concerned about the lack of transparency […]

The Sutherland-Bhagwati Report on the Doha Round WTO Negotiations

When business and political leaders met in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum, trade and the Doha Round of trade policy negotiations were part of the official agenda and side meetings. Over 20 WTO member trade ministers and Director General Pascal Lamy met informally and agreed to complete the round by the end of […]

President Obama Fails to Understand Trade

Forbes Posted by Dan Ikenson November 9, 2010 http://blogs.forbes.com   At the beginning of the Obama administration, I had the audacity to hope that the new president would defy conventional wisdom and become a proponent of trade and a good spokesman for its benefits. Scott Lincicome and I even wrote a 20,000-plus word Cato analysis […]

Lamy cites “vital role” of trade in times of economic crisis

WTO News – Speeches By Director General Pascal Lamy April 15, 2010 www.wto.org Director-General Pascal Lamy, at the Round Table Centre for Public Studies in Santiago on 15 April 2010, extended the sympathy of the WTO family to the people of Chile “for the terrible earthquake that you have just lived through”. Noting the “remarkable” […]

Kirk gets pressure on trade deals

The Washington Times By David M. Dickson March 4, 2010 The Washington Times David M. Dickson March 4, 2010 www.washingtontimes.com While saying organized labor will not wield veto power over pending George W. Bush-era free-trade agreements, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk would hold out only a heavily conditional hope that Congress might consider the trade […]

Boost from Obama needed

The Washington Times December 16, 2009 The Washington Times Alan T. Tracy December 16, 2009 www.washingtontimes.com President Obama recently told his Economic Recovery Advisory Board that he wants an "aggressive trade policy that says we can compete, we’re not afraid of competing, we want to make sure we are competing in a fair way, and […]

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