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  • Lecture posted July 31, 2001 by Denise H. Froning Trade Adjustment Assistance: A Flawed Program

    The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program was established under the Trade Act of 1974 and is administered by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) in the U.S. Department of Labor. The program's goal is to offer assistance to eligible workers who are adversely affected by trade. Available assistance includes job training, Trade Readjustment Allowances,…

  • Executive Memorandum posted March 7, 2001 by Denise H. Froning, Aaron Schavey How the United States and the European Union Can Improve Cooperation on Trade

    On March 9, the first meeting between U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Zoellick and European Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy will take place in Washington. This encounter offers the United States and the European Union (EU) an opportunity to lay new groundwork for settling their trade disputes and improve cooperation on worldwide trade…

  • Executive Memorandum posted January 30, 2001 by Ana I. Eiras, Denise H. Froning U.S. Trade Agreements with Chile and Singapore: Steps to Global Free Trade Agreement

    The Bush Administration has an early opportunity to advance free trade and encourage economic liberalization by concluding the trade agreements with Chile and with Singapore that the Clinton Administration initiated last year. Pursuing trade agreements with countries such as these is strategically important for the United States in order to advance free trade,…

  • Executive Memorandum posted December 19, 2000 by Ana I. Eiras, Denise H. Froning In Trade Agreement, Don't Put Harmful Conditions on Chile

    On November 29, the United States and Chile came one step closer to achieving (in the words of President Bill Clinton) a "mutual commitment to advancing free and open trade and investment in the Americas." Chile received this long-sought invitation to trade more freely with the United States during Chilean President Ricardo Lagos's recent visit to the United States,…

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