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Bill Reinsch quoted in Politico on Hillary Clinton’s new “trade prosecutor”

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After Obama the negotiator, get ready for Clinton the enforcer.

The Democratic presidential nominee is promising to appoint a new “trade prosecutor” to go after countries that violate global trade rules, elevating enforcement from a second-rung status in U.S. trade policy to more of a starring role. 

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“There’s two flaws in the process now,” said Bill Reinsch, a former Commerce Department trade official now with the Stimson Center. “The government doesn’t like to bring cases unless they are slam dunks and companies don’t always like to cough up the information that is necessary to document a case because they are afraid of retaliation … or it’s too much work.”

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