Who said the following:
many . . . have focused in particular on enforcement of labor and environmental provisions . . . . I am pleased that we obtained strong provisions in those areas, and I agree that they should be fully and effectively enforced so that our companies can compete based on quality and innovation rather than being undermined by weak labor or environmental rules.
A) Emanuel Macron, about the EU deal with Canada
B) Justin Trudeau, about USMCA
C) Roberto Azevedo, Director General of the WTO, about the WTO
D) Xi Jinping, about RCEP
E) Vern Buchanan, Ranking House Republican on Trade, about USMCA
As has been noted before, House Republicans are way ahead of our trading partners – even our so-called progressive ones – on labor and environmental arbitrage in trade.
Here is the link to the hearing where Mr. Buchanan made his statement. Here’s my written testimony, and here’s my oral testimony.
It was a privilege to be asked to testify, and an honor to be part of such a terrific panel.