As USTR Takes Office, EFF Sets Out Our Demands on Trade Transparency

By jmalcolm

Fixing Trade Agreements in Five Simple Steps

The new U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, took office this week. EFF has written him a letter to let him know that we’ll be holding him to the commitments that he made during his confirmation hearing about improving the transparency and inclusiveness of the USTR’s notoriously closed and opaque trade negotiation practices. Our letter, which you can download in full below, reads in part:

The American people’s dissatisfaction with trade deals of the past, such as NAFTA, does not merely lie in their effects on the American manufacturing sector and its workers. Another of the key mistakes of previous …read more

Source:: Electronic Freedom Foundation News


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