Volume 87 Issue 17 | pp. 21-23
Issue Date: April 27, 2009

U.S. Trade Policy Shifts

Enforcement of trade rules is Administration's top priority
Department: Government & Policy

RATHER THAN pursuing an ambitious free-trade agenda with the zeal characteristic of recent Administrations, the Obama Administration is promising that it will take a harder line with U.S. trading partners, vowing to strictly enforce existing trade agreements and push for tougher labor and environmental provisions in pending and future deals.

"I do not come to this job with what I have called, in some of our meetings, 'deal fever,' " Ronald Kirk told . . .

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