Global Intellectual Property Center

Blog Post: Jobs and President Obama’s 2010 Trade Policy Agenda

Blog Post: Jobs and President Obama’s 2010 Trade Policy Agenda

Earlier today, in his testimony before the Senate Finance Committee on President Obama’s 2010 Trade Policy Agenda, U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk stated that opening new markets and bolstering enforcement tools will be the main focus of his efforts this year. This agenda, he said, will support the President’s goal of doubling U.S. exports in the next five years to support two million American jobs. We look forward to working with the Administration to achieve this goal and we applaud the USTR for setting forward an agenda that will spur job creation and economic growth. But this agenda will depend on strengthening IP laws and norms globally, and then vigorously enforcing them, especially since IP industries account for over half of all U.S. exports. Read more….