Practical Strategies for Improving Trade Policy Consultation
February 22, 2017
How can the executive branch improve its processes for soliciting and responding to input from the public regarding trade policy and negotiations? Improved consultations would raise the quality of the resulting agreements and their contributions to economic growth and likely increase public confidence in the outcome of negotiations. Successful trade policies are a product of effective consultations with the Congress, executive agencies, and the public. This report recommends steps the executive branch can take to improve the process.