The key to getting manufacturing jobs back to the United States is holding China accountable for its intellectual property rights commitments.
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai recently stated that China is not complying with its commitments under the Phase One trade deal with the United States.
The United States has spotlighted China’s agricultural violations. Matthew Rooney, the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative Managing Director, argues that the United States needs to improve enforcement around intellectual property rights. He states that this focus will be key to recovering lost manufacturing jobs.