Kirkland & Ellis Discusses the Trump Administration’s National Trade Policy Agenda

On March 1, 2017, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) released its National Trade Policy Agenda for 2017 (“Trade Agenda”) describing the President’s trade policy objectives. The Trade Agenda is consistent with President Trump’s campaign promises to fundamentally alter U.S. trade policy by pivoting away from multilateral negotiations and organizations. As a result, companies with any international dealings should closely follow the Trump Administration’s implementation of this significant change of course in U.S. trade policy.

  1. Key Objectives of the Trade Agenda

The Trade Agenda sets out several customary international trade goals, such as increasing economic growth and job … Read more