Michael Froman - World Trade Organization


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You really can't be a leader of free trade if you have restrictions on your own system. There are specific actions you need to take internationally to help support the system and actions you need to take domestically to open up your economy and make sure there's a level playing field. That flies in the face of being a global leader on these issues. We've been saying for some time that if the TPP did not move forward, it would create a void that China was too willing to fill, and that even our closest military allies would line up behind China. We're seeing that play out now in real time.feedback
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Michael Froman has been quoted 22 times. The one recent article where Michael Froman has been quoted is China as a champion of free trade? Not so fast. Most recently, Michael Froman was quoted as having said, “It's executing on that regional strategy and drawing other countries closer to it rather than having the U.S. in the region as a balancer.”.
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The United States has been a leader on this issue. We are eager to join with similarly committed WTO members to negotiate new rules that will help protect the marine environment and allow American fishermen and women to compete on a fair and level playing field.feedback

China's excessive market price support for rice, wheat, and corn inflates Chinese prices above market levels, creating artificial government incentives for Chinese farmers to increase production.feedback

These programs distort Chinese prices, undercut American farmers, and clearly break the limits China committed to when they joined the WTO.feedback

We will not stand by when our trading partners fail to follow the rules like everyone else.feedback

The last major issue outstanding has to do with biologics and intellectual property rights.feedback

I think it will be very, very tight – a lot closer than people think.feedback

We think a strong UK in a strong and unified European Union is in everybody's interest. We think their voice is stronger as part of a larger entity.feedback

Unless China starts to take timely and concrete actions to reduce its excess production and capacity … the fundamental structural problems in the industry will remain and affected governments – including the United States – will have no alternatives other than trade action to avoid harm to their domestic industries and workers.feedback

Today's action holds China accountable for unfair taxes that they are imposing on American exports of broiler chicken products.feedback

We expect this historic agreement to promote economic growth, support higher paying jobs, enhance innovation productivity and competitiveness, raise living standards, reduce poverty in our countries, and to promote transparency, good governance, and strong labour and environmental protections.feedback

All the countries are very focused on doing that, but we want to make sure that we get it right.feedback

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