Trade Policy and Negotiations

Date: 11/21/2011 Description: In this Nov. 21, 2011 photo, Rick Nicholson, front, and Louis Ouellette inspect a roll of paper on the operation floor of the East Mill in Millinocket, Maine. © AP Image

Trade Policy and Negotiations (TPN) advances U.S. trade policy to benefit American workers, farmers, and businesses, consistent with U.S. national security and foreign policy priorities. TPN staff – in Bilateral Trade Affairs, Multilateral Trade Affairs, and our Agricultural Policy offices – work to open markets for U.S. products and services overseas and strengthenour trade relationships around the world to benefit all Americans. TPN partners with the U.S. Trade Representative, other federal agencies, the U.S. private sector, international organizations, foreign governments, and nongovernmental organizations to open new markets, resolve trade disputes, and promote agricultural innovation so American businesses succeed abroad, and our workers, farmers, and consumers enjoy the benefits of free, fair, and reciprocal trade at home.