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A Conversation on the President’s Trade Agenda with Michael Froman

by Renewing America Staff
June 17, 2014

Yesterday, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman visited the Council on Foreign Relations to discuss President Obama’s trade agenda. In a conversation with former U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky, Ambassador Froman highlighted the strategic importance of ongoing U.S. trade negotiations, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and the Information Technology Agreement (ITA).

The conversation also covered the prospects for congressional trade promotion authority (TPA); the renewal of the Export-Import Bank and the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA); the status of agriculture and energy in trade negotiations; and the incorporation of labor, environmental, and currency manipulation provisions in trade agreements.

A video of the event is available here, and a transcript is available here.

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