The Obama Administration is "on pace" to meet its goal of boosting the US economy by doubling the country's exports by 2014 and creating new jobs, the United States Trade Representative has confirmed.

Speaking last week at the US Chamber of Commerce, Ron Kirk also confirmed five ways in which the US government plans to boost trade.

These include implementing the Korea, Colombia, and Panama trade agreements; negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP); enforcing US trade agreements and international trade rules; maximising export opportunities in every market; and providing leadership at the WTO to combat protectionism and strengthen the rules-based global trading system.

"The Obama Administration continues to believe we are all better off with more stakeholders inside the tent, actively supporting trade that boosts US exports and American jobs," Ambassador Kirk explained.

"We're committed to a practical, principled, and balanced approach that builds wide support for trade agreements that truly open markets and make sense for the American people as both producers and consumers."

He added the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) "has the potential to be a real game-changer in terms of trade and jobs," and remains a top priority of the Administration.

Last month the nine parties in the discussions said they had achieved the broad outlines of an agreement and hope to conclude the pact by the end of next year. Japan, Canada, and Mexico are also said to be keen to join the talks.

But he said enforcing US trade rights and holding trade partners accountable for their obligations to play by the rules is also a priority - and that this administration has brought more cases to the WTO dispute settlement body than any other member during the past three years.

He also singled out "large and growing markets" like China, India, and Brazil as presentting US exporters with significant opportunities. "Similarly, with Brazil and India, we'll be utilising all available resources to identify, address, and remove barriers to trade and investment between the United States and these growing markets.