United States may not be able to maintain the economic benefits of the international trading system, unless we preserve the underlying political consensus that supports that system. The discussion over offsets is one facet of that broader debate. Thus, it is important to have a rich and continuous discussion of offsets, and this is the important challenge facing this symposium.

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