The Hill | Mon, Jun 21, 2021
by Myron Brilliant
America is back on the world stage. That’s the theme President Biden repeatedly hit during his first international trip this month, and throughout his first several months in office. That tune resonates with American business leaders who have been calling urgently for U.S. global leadership and partnership with allies to address the global pandemic, climate challenges, cyber risks, and other threats to our economic security.
But what about trade? The major challenges that require U.S. leadership also require a rethink of trade policies to break down trade barriers, keep markets open and create jobs. In the face of the pandemic, growing cyber vulnerabilities and ecological risks, trade can be an essential tool to address critical global challenges — and the administration must take action.