Trump reaffirms ‘unwavering commitment’ to trade with ‘reciprocal’ countries

WASHINGTON, US President Donald Trump late Friday reaffirmed the US’ commitment to “trading regimes that are free, fair, and reciprocal” in a proclamation which outlined World Trade Week.

“My trade agenda aims to accelerate American exports through policies that are focused on rebuilding our industries, strengthening the defense industrial base in the United States, and equipping our workforce with state-of-the-art skills,” said the president.

He added, “As part of this strategy, I will continue to renegotiate and modernize our trade agreements to meet the challenges of the 21st century. My Administration is also enforcing our well-established trade laws once again, as well as eliminating burdensome and unnecessary regulations and foreign barriers to our products and services.” Trump commented on “foreign nations gaining unfair advantages on American industries” and pressed that he will “not allow these practices to compromise our leadership in intellectual property, digital products, innovative technology, manufacturing, agriculture, and numerous industrial sectors.” World Trade Week is to run from May 20 to May 26.

Source: Kuwait News Agency