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Enforcement Initiative Measures: Fact Sheets

07/16/2009 - 11:23am

As Ambassador Kirk announced a number of new trade enforcement measures aimed at saving jobs and creating new jobs in the United States by leveling the global playing field for American workers and businesses, USTR released three fact sheets focused on a foundation for success, leveling the playing field, and breaking down trade barriers.

A foundation for success:

  • Using the WTO to eliminate unfair export restraints

  • Improving access for American beef producers

  • Addressing violations of the Softwood Lumber Agreement

  • Enforcing Intellectual Property rights

Leveling the playing field:

  • Proactively monitor and identify labor violations, and enforce labor provisions of trade agreements

  • Engage with FTA partners to resolve labor issues

  • Promote international labor norms

Breaking down trade barriers:

  • Find, highlight, and fight barriers to trade

  • Engage with global partners

  • Team up across the U.S. Government