Reestablishing Our Leadership in TPP
He comments on what we need to do to get back some of that market share.
“We need to go back and establish our leadership in the Trans Pacific Partnership and reestablish our presence in markets that we have retreated from. That's the first thing that we need to do,” said Bryant.
“And then we can sit down with a lot of our trading partners, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Korea, Australia, and talk about how we can, not contain China, but ensure that they are complying with the trade rules,” Bryant said. “And that means we need to reassert our leadership in the World Trade Organization, because if we can reestablish our leadership in the World Trade Organization, then we will have the leverage to go to China and say, look--- either follow the rules of this club, or sorry you're going to have to leave the club,” explained Bryant.
“Those two things. We establish our leadership in Asia through re-engaging in some form of the Trans Pacific Partnership and reclaiming our market for nuts and for wine and for tree fruits in the Southeast Asian markets, then we can also begin exerting leadership in the WTO. That would be two big steps, not going back to where we were in 2016, but dealing with the world as it is in 2020, and 2021,” noted Bryant