Whither US Trade Policy?
US Trade Policy is at a crossroads – the domestic challenges that have come to characterise the first part of the Obama administration have lead to a period of vacuum in U.S. trade policy. At the same time, the trade tensions between U.S. and China have reached new peaks over exchange rates, antidumping and online censorship.
President Obama vows to double U.S. exports and attempt to revisit the trade agreements with Colombia, Korea and Panama. But as the recession continues to plague U.S. economy and jobs at home, one might ask: Whither U.S. trade policy?
Mr. Frank Lavin served as Under Secretary of Commerce, International Trade of United States between 2007 and 2009 and was lead trade negotiator for both China and India. Prior to the role, he served as the U.S. Ambassador to Singapore (negotiating the U.S.-Singapore free trade agreement), White House Director of the Office of Political Affairs and the National Security Council in the Reagan Administration, as well as senior management positions in Asia for Citibank and Bank of America.
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