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New White House gender council includes role for USTR, trade policy

March 8, 2021 at 2:29 PM
A White House Gender Policy Council established by President Biden on Monday will coordinate interagency efforts to advance gender equality, including via trade policies steered by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. The executive order setting up the council includes responsibilities for USTR along with the State, Treasury and Commerce departments, among others. Specifically, the “Council shall coordinate Federal Government efforts to advance gender equity and equality, including policies and programs to … advance gender equality globally through diplomacy,...

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