Ambassador Michael Froman participated in an armchair discussion with U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue at the annual Next Steps for the American Trade Agenda conference, hosted by the Chamber. For a video of the discussion, please click here.
USTR Michael Froman and Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue discuss the American Trade Agenda
Ambassador Froman discussed the state of play on a range of U.S. trade interests, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Trade Promotion Authority, bilateral ties with China, and the World Trade Organization. He also addressed challenges posed by localization barriers to trade, state-owned enterprises, and USTR resource constraints, and gave an overview of recent trips to Africa and the New Balance factory in Maine. Ambassador Froman specifically addressed how the U.S. trade agenda is helping to support jobs in America, grow the middle class, and strengthen the U.S. economy.