Updates

06/06/11
Tracy Miguel, Naples News Southwest Florida farmers have more rules and regulations than their overseas competition.
06/06/11
Dustin Ensinger, Economy in Crisis The number of manufacturing jobs nationwide fell in the month of May as the unemployment rate rose, reversing months of an economic recovery led by the manufacturing sector.
06/06/11
Brian Francisco, Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette WASHINGTON – A consumer advocacy group claims a U.S.-South Korea free-trade deal would threaten more than 33,000 jobs in northeast Indiana.
06/06/11

Dave Johnson, Seeing The Forest Our trade agreements have pitted working people in countries that do not protect rights or people against the working people here who fought to win the protections of democracy. The result has been devastating to our communities, our economy and our democracy.

06/06/11
Roger Bybee, In These Times While President Obama and most Congressional Democrats are allowing the Republicans to define America’s most urgent crisis as the budget deficit, the nation’s job deficit grows more dire day by day with no clear, forceful direction coming from the White House
06/03/11
Karen Hansen-Kuhn, The Register Citizen Barack Obama’s trade policy, as embodied by the pending U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement, sadly resembles George W. Bush’s blueprint. It promotes export growth and investment at the expense of local economies and resilient food systems. This is unfortunate, not only because it fails to deliver the “21st-century” trade agenda President Obama promised on the campaign trail, but also because it ignores some of the key lessons from NAFTA and the 2008 global food price crisis.
06/01/11
WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Mike Michaud, Chairman of the House Trade Working Group, released the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s semi-annual report to Congress on International Economic and Exchange Rate Policies, which did not list China as a currency manipulator:
06/01/11
Letters to the Editor, The Kansas City Star
05/31/11
Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck, Reuters The World Trade Organization has ruled against some U.S. labeling regulations for meat sold in supermarkets, saying they discriminate against foreign suppliers, people close to the case said on Thursday.
05/31/11
Jack Torry, The Columbus Dispatch They come from the same state. They were educated at elite Ivy League universities. They were elected to the U.S. Senate by many of the same voters. Yet when it comes to international trade -one of the more potent issues in Ohio -Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown and Republican Sen. Rob Portman are from different worlds.

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