October 2, 2013 11:28 AM

Despite government shutdown, top U.S. trade officials keep traveling abroad

While President Barack Obama chose to shorten part of his long-planned trip to Asia in response to the government shutdown, his top trade officials are still doing plenty of travel abroad. Next week, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative plans to send a team of negotiators to Brussels for the second round of trade talks with the European Union. The office did not disclose how many of its employees would be attending. And Michael Froman, who heads the office, left Washington before the shutdown.

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