State of Nebraska Archives: on Free Trade
Trade mission: Nebraska exports to China grow rapidly
Exports are important to Nebraska, and last summer I led a trade mission to China. We continue to expand and strengthen our relationship with China, just like we have done with Canada, Mexico, Japan and many other countries. During the past few years,
Nebraska exports to China have grown rapidly and China is now Nebraska's fourth largest trading partner. The Nebraska-China relationship is just beginning and I am confident this will be a growing and improving relationship for many years to come.
Source: 2013 Nebraska State of the State Address
Jan 15, 2013
Expand trade with Taiwan & Hong Kong
I am a strong supporter of expanded trade; today's announcement represents an important continuation of our trade efforts. Taiwan and
Hong Kong are both very important markets for the state of Nebraska. They have been good customers, and it is critical that we continue to explore new opportunities with them.
Source: 2011 Nebraska Gubernatorial press release
Aug 4, 2011
Promote fair trade, not free trade
Source: Campaign booklet, Nebraskaís Brand of Change, p. 5
Aug 19, 2008
- Promote fair trade, not free trade. Expanding trade with other countries should not mean sacrificing American jobs, nor should it be a one-way street. Scott Kleeb supports trade agreements that require other countries to follow
clear, transparent rules, and to provide real opportunities for US farmers and companies to access foreign markets.
- Effective enforcement of existing agreements. The US cannot benefit from free trade if other countries donít abide by the
rules. Scott Kleeb believes that we must dedicate more resources to enforcing our existing trade agreements when other countries block US goods and services, including bringing more cases to the World Trade Organization.
Strong labor and environmental protections. Our free trade agreements should truly level the playing field between US and foreign firms, by ensuring that our trading partners have strong labor and environmental standards.
We need fair trade that protects people and environment
Q: Do you support the United States imposing trade sanctions on Venezuela?
A: No. We need fair trade that better protects the people and the environment.
Source: Nebraska Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test
Jun 25, 2008