Timothy Reif, general counsel to the Office of the United States Trade Representative, stressed the importance of enforcement in U.S. trade policy, speaking at an American Enterprise Institute event on Tuesday afternoon.

During his 20-minute presentation, he outlined the basic tenets of the Obama administration’s 2010 trade policy agenda, released March 1. Along with creating a stronger “rules-based trading system,” the policy agenda, which comes on the heels of President Barack Obama’s promise in the State of Union speech to double exports by 2014, also highlights the importance of encouraging economic liberalization and promoting U.S. growth into new markets.