Our economy is in a time of transition. Leslie Griffin, Senior VP of International Public Policy at UPS discusses global trade policy and how freer trade can boost U.S. manufacturing. With trade agreements bringing down barriers, it makes it easier for companies to locate their manufacturing in the U.S. and instead export into global markets.
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