An interesting article from the Free Enterprise website
The United States suddenly has a bold trade agenda filled with ambition and possibility. Its success would reignite economic growth and generate millions of new jobs. It’s not complicated—when companies, large and small, have more customers, they can do more business. That, in turn, leads to more hiring and investment.
During its first term, the Obama administration could hardly be considered pro-trade. It slow walked three vital trade agreements with South Korea, Panama, and Colombia negotiated by the Bush administration before finally allowing them to go through after years of needless delays. It also didn’t show much interest in pursuing new agreements.