The Obama administration will seek to lower trade barriers U.S. companies face abroad and increase pressure on countries to correct labor violations as it puts enforcement center stage in trade policy, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said Thursday.
“I can tell you with no reservations, the Obama administration is both willing and able to enforce our trade agreements,” Kirk said in a speech to steelworkers at the Mon Valley Works complex in Braddock, Pa. “Enforcement cannot be an afterthought. It needs to be a centerpiece of trade policy.”
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