Stating that “trade is critical to the economic strength of our country,” President Trump has proclaimed this week to be World Trade Week. In issuing this proclamation, the president stated that the United States will:

  • promote economic growth by strengthening the manufacturing base and expanding exports in manufacturing, agriculture, and the service industries;
  • challenge unfair trade practices that leave American workers, farmers, and businesses competing in global markets at a disadvantage;
  • commit to breaking down trade barriers and opening new markets for American exports; and
  • negotiate future trade agreements that ensure that all Americans reap the benefits of global commerce.