U.S. Trade and Investment Policy: Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force
The report of the Independent Task Force on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy calls for 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 Task Force recommends a new U.S. trade and investment strategy based on seven pillars: a trade negotiation strategy to open markets for the most competitive U.S. sectors, especially within emerging markets; the implementation of a National Investment Initiative to coordinate investment policy and attract good jobs to the United States; a renewed effort to bolster trade enforcement; increased government promotion of American exports; the expansion of trade to foster development in the world’s poorest countries; comprehensive worker adjustment and retraining programs; and the establishment of a presidential mandate to negotiate trade-opening agreements with an assurance of timely congressional action.
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), joins Restone Global's Lorne W. Craner, to discuss a new approach to U.S. policy toward China.
The U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue was created by U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in May 2013 and the first cabinet-level meeting was convened September 2013 in Mexico City. Vice President Biden hosted the January 6, 2015 meeting in Washington. Participating U.S. agencies include Departments of State and Commerce, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. In 2015, strategic goals are focused on energy; modern borders; work force development; regulatory cooperation; partnering in regional and global leadership; and stakeholder engagement.
On January 26, 2015 at the U.S.-India Business Council Summit, President Obama lays out new U.S. initiatives to increase investment and trade in India, related to removing barriers to investment, technology transfer, and inclusive growth.