Focus Of The Hearing
The hearing will provide an opportunity to explore with Ambassador Froman current and future trade issues such as: (1) developing and passing of Trade Promotion Authority legislation; (2) seeking to conclude a successful Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement this year; (3) negotiating with the European Union for a comprehensive and ambitious trade and investment agreement; (4) negotiating a Trade in International Services Agreement that increases access for all sectors of our economy; (5) improving our important trade relationship with major emerging economies like China, India and Brazil, and addressing their trade barriers; (6) ensuring appropriate trade enforcement efforts; (7) advancing WTO negotiations, including “post-Doha” issues at the WTO such as Information Technology Agreement (ITA) expansion, a trade facilitation agreement and an agreement for trade in environmental goods and services; (8) negotiating Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) with China and India and exploring new BITs and investment opportunities; and (9) establishing long-term, closer ties with important trading partners.
Chairman Camp Announces Hearing on President Obama’s Trade Policy Agenda with U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman
Ambassador Michael Froman
United States Trade Representative, Office of the United States Trade Representative