U.S. trade and investment policy [electronic resource] /Andrew H. Card and Thomas A. Daschle, chairs ; Edward Alden and Matthew J. Slaughter, project directors.
Contributor(s): Card, Andrew H | Daschle, Thomas | Alden, Edward H | Slaughter, Matthew J. (Matthew Jon).Material type: BookSeries: Independent task force report: no. 67.Publisher: New York : Council on Foreign Relations, 2011Description: 1 online resource : col. ill.ISBN: 9780876095089 (electronic bk.); 0876095082 (electronic bk.).Other title: US trade and investment policy | United States trade and investment policy.Subject(s): United States -- Commercial policy | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Exports & Imports | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Marketing | POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Trade & Tariffs | Commercial policy | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.DDC classification: 382/.3/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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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.
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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.
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