"Like the president he now serves, Anton doesn't understand how the global trading order actually works. Trade agreements are long and complicated today because they are no longer primarily concerned with reducing tariffs (which are already quite low). Instead, contemporary trade agreements are mostly about harmonizing labor, regulatory, environmental, and copyright standards across many different societies, precisely for the purpose of creating fairer competition between states. Agreements of this kind are very much in America's interest, because otherwise U.S. workers would have to compete with foreign industries where labor and environmental standards are much lower than they are in the United States."
Frauke Hoss is a policy officer with the European Commission’s Environment Directorate-General. She was named to that position in September 2015 following two years at the Belfer Center where she was a postdoctoral fellow with the Science, Technology, and Public Policy (STPP) Program's Cyber Security Project from 2014-2015 and a non-resident Associate with STPP during 2015-2016 (in part concurrent with her EU position).
Hoss earned a PhD in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master of Science in Coastal Engineering from Delft University of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Leiden University.
She has worked as a member of the research faculty of the Civil Engineering/Hydraulic Engineering Department at the Delft University of Technology and as a Summer Associate at RAND Corporation. She gained earlier experience as an intern with Lahmeyer International, Engineering Consultants and as a volunteer with the Center for Conflict Resolution and Peace (AHIMSA) in Sri Lanka.
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