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Author Council on Foreign Relations. Independent Task Force on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy

Title U.S. trade and investment policy / Andrew H. Card and Thomas A. Daschle, chairs ; Edward Alden and Matthew J. Slaughter, project directors
Published New York : Council on Foreign Relations, 2011
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Description 1 online resource : color illustrations
Series Independent task force report ; no. 67
Independent task force report ; no. 67
Contents Introduction -- Goals of U.S. trade policy -- Current U.S. policy -- Trade, the U.S. economy, and public opinion -- Revitalizing trade negotiations -- Attracting and retaining investment -- Bolstering trade enforcement -- Promoting U.S. trade competitiveness -- Encouraging development through trade -- Comprehensive adjustment assistance for workers -- Reviving trade negotiating authority -- Recommendations -- Conclusion
Summary One of the most effective ways to create good new jobs and reverse the income decline of the past decade is for the United States to "become a thriving trading nation," concludes a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)-sponsored Independent Task Force report on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy. The report calls for the Obama administration and Congress to "adopt a pro-America trade policy that brings to more Americans more of the benefits of global engagement, within the framework of a strengthened, rules-based trading system." The growth of global trade and investment has brought significant benefits to the United States and to the rest of the world. But U.S. leadership on international trade has waned in recent years because of deep domestic political divisions over trade policy that arise largely from the very real economic difficulties too many Americans face, acknowledges the Task Force. The Task Force warns that the political stalemate "has already harmed U.S. interests and will do more if it remains unresolved. Unless the United States develops and sustains a trade policy that yields greater benefits for Americans in job and wage growth, it will be difficult to build the political consensus needed to move forward," says the report
Notes Title from PDF title page (viewed on September 20, 2011)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Investments -- Government policy -- United States.
Investments, Foreign -- Government policy -- United States.
United States -- Commercial policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Alden, Edward H.
Card, Andrew H., 1947-
Daschle, Thomas.
Slaughter, Matthew J. (Matthew Jon)
LC no. 2011410935
ISBN 0876095082 (electronic bk.)
9780876095089 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles US trade and investment policy
United States trade and investment policy