... to U.S. trade policy. It is not clear exactly what this change will look like, but no doubt we will spend a lot of time on this blog talking about it. Here are some of the issues I'll be watching for:
-- What will a NAFTA renegotiation look like?
-- How will an Obama administration proceed with FTAs that are currently being negotiated? Will it go ahead with any new FTAs?
-- Will the enforceable labor and environment provisions that are now in some FTAs be enforced?
-- Will there be any bold new proposals for getting the Doha round completed?
-- How tough will an Obama administration be on China? What specific actions will be taken with respect to alleged Chinese currency manipulation?
-- Will an Obama administration be significantly more amenable to imposing trade remedies?
-- With all the talk of increased trade enforcement and additional resources for USTR, what are some of the new WTO complaints that will be brought?
-- Will there be a loosening of the Cuba trade sanctions?
-- What kind of action will an Obama administration take against carbon emissions and how will imports be affected?
As a final note, congratulations to Barack Obama on this truly historic event!