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Organizer: Mercatus Center. Trade policy is a perennial issue continually debated in the national forum by pundits and policy makers alike since it is so closely linked to the overall health of the economy. Now, as we head into 2009, some things look a lot different from a year ago. With changing economic conditions, fears of recession, a new legislative session, and a President-elect promising to transform the way America interacts with the world, it is clear that trade and globalization issues will continue to weigh heavily on the economic mindset. While most debate usually centers on the hot-topics in trade, such as Free-Trade Agreements passing through Congress or the decline of American industry, less attention is paid to the overall qualities and characteristics of the U.S. trading system.

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