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Trump Trade Agenda Results in ‘Blue-Collar Boom’

February 28, 2020

Washington, DC – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today delivered President Trump’s Trade Policy Agenda and Annual Report to Congress, highlighting how the Administration’s aggressive trade actions have resulted in a “blue-collar boom” with higher wages, more jobs and a stronger economy for all.

The report details several of the Administration’s trade accomplishments over the past year, including the signing of historic trade agreements with Mexico, Canada, China and Japan, as well as enforcement actions and efforts to bring fundamental change to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Going forward, the report states that President Trump will continue to rebalance America’s trade relationships to benefit American workers, aggressively enforce U.S. trade laws, and take prompt action in response to unfair trade practices by other nations.  The Administration’s goals for the next year include:

  • New trade agreements with the United Kingdom, the European Union and Kenya, which would be the United States’ first free trade agreement in sub-Saharan Africa. 
  • Enforcement of commitments by our trading partners in trade agreements, including the USMCA, the China Phase One Agreement and WTO agreements.
  • Limiting the WTO to its original purpose of serving as a forum for nations to negotiate trade agreements, monitor compliance with agreements, and facilitate the member-driven resolution of international trade disputes.

Congress requires the U.S. Trade Representative to submit the President’s Trade Policy Agenda and Annual Report by March 1 each year.

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