President Bush has sent to Congress the 2001 Trade Policy Agenda and the 2000 Annual Report of the President of the United States on the Trade Agreements Program, according to agriculturelaw.com.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick released a statement on the 2001 agenda that outlined the administration’s trade policy. The statement said the Bush administration “is strongly committed to a trade policy that will remove trade barriers in foreign markets, while further liberalizing our market at home.”

Zoellnick notes that exports accounted for more than a fourth of U.S. economic growth over the last decade and supported an estimated 12 million American jobs. In agriculture, last year U.S. farmers sold more than $50 billion worth of agricultural products in foreign markets.

Copies of the 2001 Trade Policy Agenda and the 2000 Annual Report will be available on the USTR Web site at www.ustr.gov.