WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is rolling out a trade agenda that would aggressively use U.S. policy as a tool to prod other countries to adopt progressive stances on climate change and labor rights.
The Massachusetts Democrat and presidential candidate proposed nine preconditions for U.S. trading partners to meet to participate in agreements. They include an end to fossil-fuel subsidies and a currency strategy that doesn’t require Treasury Department monitoring. She also didn’t rule out tariffs, which President Donald Trump has dangled over trading partners.
In some ways, Warren’s tough approach echoes Trump’s rhetoric from the 2016 campaign, when he vowed to muscle through international pacts that better protect workers. But her trade plan departs from the president in promising to leverage trade agreements as a means to liberalize global policy on key issues.
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