State-Owned Enterprises

  • We seek to establish appropriate, globally relevant disciplines on state trading enterprises, state-owned enterprises, and designated monopolies, such as disciplines that promote transparency and reduce trade distortions.

U.S. and European businesses and workers deserve a level playing field, especially when state-owned enterprises (SOEs) that receive significant government backing engage in commercial activity.  Achieving this objective would help establish disciplines to encourage SOEs to operate in markets in a transparent manner that does not distort trade or put our companies at a disadvantage.  Agreed SOEs rules in T-TIP can also serve as a model to third country markets around the world.