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Ambassador Kirk Co-Leads Third Meeting of the Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy

Earlier today, Ambassador Kirk joined Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis for the third annual meeting of the Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy (LAC).

Ambassador Kirk spoke to members of the LAC about various trade topics from how USTR is working to increase exports and support well-paying jobs here at home to standing up for American workers and businesses through strong enforcement of America’s trade rights around the world. The committee members shared their views on a variety of issues including the U.S.-Korea trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, trade enforcement, and the Mexican cross-border trucking issue. Secretary Ray LaHood from the Department of Transportation joined in the trucking discussion.

The LAC is jointly appointed and led by the U.S. Trade Representative and the Secretary of Labor and is comprised of 30 union leaders from across the country.