Standing up for the Environment Trade for a Greener World


Protecting the environment is a top priority for the Obama Administration. And now is a critical time for action—for the United States to lead on establishing new rules of the road. This is critical not only for the environment but to level the playing field for American workers and businesses. Today, we are facing major environmental challenges and threats, such as wildlife trafficking, illegal logging and illegal fishing. These activities do not respect borders. They threaten our natural resources, legitimate businesses, and even our national security. And combatting them will take more than any single country can bring to bear. Today’s environmental challenges are global in nature and require an international response. Strong environmental protections in trade agreements, like the ones we’re negotiating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement can be a key part of this response.

Full Report by Office of the United States Trade Represenative, United States Department of State