“Most importantly, there is one issue that all of us in this room agree upon: enforcement, enforcement, enforcement of these trade agreements."
"As President, I will develop a comprehensive strategy to aggressively enforce our [trade] laws in an effective way whenever it is needed. Critically, I will also look at what new approaches and tools are needed to combat unfair trade practices jeopardizing production and jobs here and to gain access for our products in other markets. We must address the continuous efforts to evade and circumvent our trade laws and undermine the effectiveness of our trade cases."
"If there’s one thing that’s bipartisan, it’s enforcement."
“I think intellectual property really is the heart of manufacturing for the next generation. And if you don't develop it and if you don't protect it, then you're going to fall behind very, very quickly… fortunately, the United States does have good protection of intellectual property."
"We work in all of our trade agreements to have state-of-the-art obligations that are enforceable to protect intellectual property. We have those laws in the United States and we try to protect them.”
"Congress will continue to insist that [trade] rules remain enforceable and applied as written.”
"The administration has to hit the ground running on trade law enforcement on day one. There are few other areas where American businesses, producers, and workers need more information and more certainty as [USMCA] heads into effect.”
"We're going to enforce every single agreement. We're going to create new mechanisms where necessary to make sure that we have actual enforcement across the board in everything we do…"