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Obama’s Reorganization Raises Concerns About Trade Effectiveness
Date: 1/13/2012
Written By: Bloomberg, By William McQuillen

Excerpt: A proposal by President Barack Obama to reorganize U.S. trade agencies would force together departments that have different missions, something industry groups say may diminish effectiveness…. Lumping those functions together could hurt both. Negotiators may be more likely to add exceptions to accords, hampering enforcement, said William Reinsch, the president of the National Foreign Trade Council. “You don’t want your trade negotiator to be the arbiter of trade law and enforcement,” Reinsch said. “The concessions to trade laws would be overwhelming.”