Contributors provide unique perspectives on critical trade issues. Author’s views are their own, and do not reflect the views of WITA, its Board or its staff.


Look Skeptically at China’s CPTPP Application

Joanna Shelton | Center for Strategic and International Studies | 11/18/2021

China formally applied to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) on September 16, the day after the groundbreaking Australia-United Kingdom-United States defense alliance (AUKUS) was announced. Under…

President Biden’s Elusive Trade Policy

Gary Clyde Hufbauer | East Asia Forum | 10/31/2021

President Biden’s trade policy recalls Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting ...

The Latin American Element in China’s CPTPP Bid

Juan J Palacios | East Asia Forum | 10/28/2021

China’s bid for membership in the Comprehensive and Progressive A...

A Trade Pact Faces a Crucial Test as China and Taiwan Try to Join

Wendy Cutler | Barron's | 10/27/2021

The year 2022 is shaping up to be consequential for the mem...

US Economic Statecraft Adrift as China Seeks to Join Mega Asian Trade Deal

Joshua Meltzer | The Brookings Institution | 09/28/2021

China’s decision to formally se...

Overcoming the Tragedy of TPP

Matthew P. Goodman | Center for Strategic and International Studies | 09/28/2021

In common parlance today, the word “tragedy” is use...


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