Unformatted text preview: The U.S. Trade Representative, who holds cabinet rank, is the principal advisor to the president on trade issues. The United States has helped negotiate many different sorts of trade agreements over the years, to ensure continued access to foreign goods and open markets abroad for goods manufactured in the United States. The General Agreement of Tariffs and Trade (GATT), for example, was created after World War II to provide a forum for negotiating international agreements based on free trade principles. It has been superseded by the World Trade Organization (WTO). Through these negotiations, the United States has tried not only to keep foreign markets open but also to ensure that other countries respect patents on American products....
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- Spring '08
- international economic policy, U.S. Trade Representative