Trade Policy Progress: What To Expect In 2013

Law360, New York (November 13, 2012, 12:18 PM EST) -- International trade and U.S. competitiveness policies played a prominent role in the 2012 presidential race. President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney clashed with charged rhetoric on issues like outsourcing and China trade, but they actually agreed on the basic outlines of policy. Both candidates advocating renewed market opening negotiations for U.S. exports.

Obama spoke of completing the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations and Romney advocated more free trade agreements with Latin America. Both articulated a need for strong enforcement policies against countries like China that don’t often...
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