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President Obama's budget includes trade enforcement

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President Barack Obama's new budget proposal will ask Congress to devote millions for a new trade enforcement center and more U.S. inspectors in China as the administration takes aim at unfair trade practices.

That's according to a senior administration official speaking anonymously ahead of Monday's release of Mr. Obama's 2013 budget request.

The official says the budget will call for plowing $26 million into a new Interagency Trade Enforcement Center, $13 million for Customs and Border Protection trade inspections and $10 million for the Food and Drug Administration, which will add 16 new officials in China.

 

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