We’re trying to use trade policy as a way of raising standards overall – labor, environment, access to medicines, intellectual property rights. Those are core principles for us as we engage in these negotiations [at home and with other nations].
Michael Froman believes in maintaining a level playing field when it comes to international trading. As United States Trade Representative, Froman is President Obama’s principal advisor, negotiator and spokesperson on international trade and investment issues. A key initiative under his leadership are the controversial negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement in the Asia Pacific, which Froman asserts are the most transparent trade negotiations that have ever taken place. He continues to work towards enforcing America’s rights in the global trading system and fostering development through trade.
Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Froman served in a number of roles at Citigroup and as a Senior Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations and a Resident Fellow at the German Marshall Fund.
We moved to a place so that my son could walk to school and we could get rid of the car and reduce our carbon footprint accordingly.