Obama to push FTA
In its first annual report on trade policy, the Obama administration said it will act first on Panama, while working to clear up lawmake...
In its first annual report on trade policy, the Obama administration said it will act first on Panama, while working to clear up lawmakers’ concerns with all three accords. Obama also plans to ask Mexico and Canada to revise provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to the report. “Managing our nation’s trade policy and engagement in the world economy has become an ever more complex challenge,” the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said in the report.
The report is the first detailed description of what the Obama administration plans to do on trade, and it was released even before Obama’s pick to run the trade office, former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, is confirmed by the Senate. Kirk is scheduled to appear before the Senate Finance Committee on March 9.