Speeches and Papers

Trade Strategy in the Bush Administration

by Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Remarks at the trade issues forum entitled "Commotion over Trade Promotion: Taking Stock of Domestic and International Views on America's Stake in Global Trade"
Organized by The Global Economic Policy Project
at the New America Foundation
March 19, 2001

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1. Zoellick trial strategy: Ensconce TPA legislation (Trade Promotion Authority, also known as "fast track") in a big package-the domestic equivalent of the multi-subject, multi-player Uruguay Round. Possible components:

2. Blue-dog democratic strategy: Take the issues one by one, starting with steel relief and the Jordan agreement, and ending with TPA.

3. Possible outline for TPA (two-tier approach)

4. Key meetings in the 2001 agenda (note the possible interactions with the congressional debate).

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