Thursday, July 31, 2014
Last year members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) celebrated the culmination of 18 years of negotiations and invited Russia to join the WTO. Russia is the last major economy to join the world trade body. Its entrance into the international, rules-based trading system, which most of the rest of the world is already in, is cause to celebrate.
Like many of you, I watched President Obama's recent State of the Union address. And I was very pleased to hear about his goal of doubling U.S. exports of goods and services by 2014 to support two million jobs for Americans.