FT.com / US / Politics & Foreign policy – Obama urged to ‘make the case’ for free trade

Via FT.com / US / Politics & Foreign policy – Obama urged to ‘make the case’ for free trade:

The US’s largest trade and business groups will on Wednesday call on Barack Obama to “make the case” for international trade agreements following what many believe has been months of dangerous drift in Washington.

“The United States cannot stand still in the international economic sphere,” the groups say in a joint letter to the president obtained by the Financial Times. “We need to revitalise our export and international trade leadership by moving forward on multilateral, regional and bilateral market-opening opportunities.”