Sunday, October 26, 2014
Election 2012
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Tuesday, 15 January 2013
(Daily News)
Wednesday, 07 November 2012

When it comes to trade policy, the most profound impact of President Obama's victory last night may be felt in the area of export control reform. There, Obama has put significant political capital behind the notion that the current system makes it too difficult for U.S. companies to export certain items and technology that are not critical to U.S. military and intelligence capabilities.

(Daily News)
Wednesday, 07 November 2012

The results are in, and the United States has opted for more of the same: President Obama will continue to occupy the White House for the next four years, the House of Representatives will remain under Republican leadership, and Democrats will maintain their slim majority in the Senate.

(Daily News)
Wednesday, 07 November 2012

The Nov. 6 congressional elections did not lead to massive turnover in the membership of committees dealing with trade issues, as Democrats and Republicans are projected to maintain control of the Senate and House, respectively.

(Daily News)
Thursday, 25 October 2012

A victory for Mitt Romney in the Nov. 6 presidential election would not likely result in a lengthy hiatus of the government's trade negotiations or functions, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), according to a trade adviser for the Republican nominee's campaign.

(Daily News)
Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Obama both stressed during the final presidential debate last night (Oct. 22) that while they believe China needs to do much more to abide by international trade rules -- and both reiterated their longstanding pledges to take a tough stance with Beijing -- they nonetheless also see China as a potential partner on the world stage.

(Inside U.S. Trade - 10/19/2012)
Thursday, 18 October 2012
U.S. business associations including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Foreign Trade Council are considering whether to send a joint letter to the winner of the Nov. 6 presidential election with recommendations on trade policy for the next administration, according to informed sources.
(Daily News)
Wednesday, 17 October 2012

After weeks of campaign speeches and attack ads, President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for the first time engaged in an in-depth back-and-forth on trade policy during their town hall debate last night at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., with comments on China playing a particularly prominent role.

(Daily News)
Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Over the weekend, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney blasted the Obama administration for its decision to delay issuing a semi-annual report to Congress on international economic and exchange rate policies of major U.S. trading partners. The Treasury Department announced late last week that the report would not come out until sometime next month at the earliest.

(Daily News)
Monday, 15 October 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is defending U.S. agricultural subsidy programs criticized by conservative groups as essential to ensuring that the United States can supply its own food and that American farmers compete fairly with their counterparts around the globe.

(Daily News)
Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney yesterday (Oct. 9) blamed President Obama for the inability of Congress to pass a farm bill so far this year, while also criticizing him for not working hard enough to open new markets for American agriculture exports -- something Romney said he would pursue aggressively.

(Inside U.S. Trade - 10/05/2012)
Thursday, 04 October 2012
President Obama will likely renew his request to Congress to grant him the authority to consolidate six federal agencies dealing with trade if he wins a second term in the Nov. 6 election, Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank said last week.