Miller statement on executive order enforcing trade rules

World Trade Center Utah President and CEO Derek B. Miller released the following statement about President Trump’s executive order to enforce trade rules:

“The executive order signed today by President Trump to bolster U.S. agencies’ authority to combat foreign dumping will help ensure that Utah businesses can count on free trade being fair trade.  Rules of the game are important, but they are only effective when enforced,” said Derek B. Miller, president and CEO of World Trade Center Utah. “The purpose of trade agreements is undermined and fair trade is compromised when the federal government turns a blind eye to rule breaking by foreign countries and foreign companies. This executive order will help restore the true intent of trade agreements, which is to provide rule-based commerce that offers stability and predictability for Utah companies engaged in international business.”

About World Trade Center Utah

The mission of World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) is to help Utah companies think, act and succeed globally. WTC Utah accomplishes this mission through three key objectives. First is to motivate and educate Utah businesses to expand their global presence through training seminars, regional forums and newsletters focused on international business development, trade issues and export opportunities. Second is to build capacity of Utah businesses for international trade through B2B consultations to identify expansion goals, assess current capabilities, determine overseas opportunities and connect companies with market experts and potential partners. Third is to expand global network of Utah businesses through trade missions and networking with foreign trade officials.