“The Obama Administration’s trade policy is firmly anchored in Middle Class economics. We are seeking to grow our economy, support good-paying jobs, and strengthen the middle class.
The Obama Administration is working to set a new standard, insisting that our values undergird our trade policy today and in the future, promoting strong labor and environmental standards that protect our workers, oceans, and forests.”
In a report released this week, USTR emphasizes that President Obama’s trade policy seeks to promote economic growth, support additional well-paying jobs in the US, and strengthen the middle class. Trade policy done right – through proactive enforcement of existing agreements and the negotiation of new, high standard agreements – is among the nation’s best tools to address the challenges of globalization and technological change, and promote American interests and values. (USTR)