U.S. Trade and Investment Policy: Independent Task Force Report

Overview

After more than half a century in which the United States led international trade liberalization, the country has been in a long stalemate over trade policy. It has been losing ground as other nations enter into market-opening arrangements that disadvantage U.S.-based production. In an increasingly competitive global economy, the policies of the past no longer offer a road map for the future. U.S. Trade Policy assesses current U.S. trade policy and analyzes issues of trade policy authority, trade negotiations, ...

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Overview

After more than half a century in which the United States led international trade liberalization, the country has been in a long stalemate over trade policy. It has been losing ground as other nations enter into market-opening arrangements that disadvantage U.S.-based production. In an increasingly competitive global economy, the policies of the past no longer offer a road map for the future. U.S. Trade Policy assesses current U.S. trade policy and analyzes issues of trade policy authority, trade negotiations, investment rules, competition policy, regulatory barriers, exchange rates, and export controls.

This report argues that closing the political divide on trade will require measures that respond to the American public's ambivalence and are more explicitly designed to maximize the economic benefits that come from trade openings by increasing exports and attracting job creating investment. It also offers recommendations for trade and investment policies the United States should adopt that will help to create jobs and raise incomes for more Americans while also advancing foreign policy interests.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876094419
  • Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
  • Publication date: 11/30/2011
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew H. Card Jr. is a member of the board of directors of the Union Pacific Corporation and the advisory board of Fleishman-Hillard Inc., and he served as chief of staff to President George W. Bush.

Thomas A. Daschle is a senior policy adviser at DLA Piper United States and is a former Democratic Senate majority leader.

Edward Alden is the Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Matthew J. Slaughter is adjunct senior fellow for business and globalization at the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xi

Acronyms xiii

Task Force Report 1

Executive Summary 3

Introduction 6

Goals of U.S. Trade Policy 14

Current U.S. Policy 18

Trade, the U.S. Economy, and Public Opinion 22

Revitalizing Trade Negotiations 30

Attracting and Retaining Investment 39

Bolstering Trade Enforcement 45

Promoting U.S. Trade Competitiveness 55

Encouraging Development Through Trade 58

Comprehensive Adjustment Assistance for Workers 61

Reviving Trade Negotiating Authority 63

Recommendations 66

Conclusion 86

Additional and Dissenting Views 87

Endnotes 94

Task Force Members 101

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