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“[I]t’s been a great challenge to argue that because of our open trade regime, trade agreements are always in our favor – [that they] create rules and open up the economies of other countries for our exports.”
–Former U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor

Growth of U.S. net exports since Mickey Kantor served as U.S. Trade Rep (1993-2013): -577.60%

(Sources: “Former US Trade Reps. Mickey Kantor and Susan Schwab: Make trade a priority,” by Anne Kim and Ed Gerwin, Republic 3.0, September, 2014, http://republic3-0.com/former-ustrs-mickey-kantor-susan-schwab-trade-must-priority/ and calculated from “U.S. Trade in Goods and Services – Balance of Payments (BOP) Basis, 1960 through 2013,” U.S. Census Bureau, http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/historical/gands.pdf)