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Canadian Cheers Over Pending USMCA May be Short-lived

Steven Globerman, Addington Chair in Measurement, Professor Emeritus, Western Washington University | The Fraser Institute Blog | 12/11/2019

After months of negotiations and the insertion of new enforcement provisions that provide for U.S. monitoring of Mexico’s labour-market practices, with penalties for non-compliance, U.S. House Democrats announced this week…

Strengthening the WTO

National Foreign Trade Council | 10/08/2019

The World Trade Organization (WTO) is fundamental to the functioning of the global economy. Busi...

Challenges Remain to Finalize U.S.-Japan Trade Deal

Wendy Cutler | Asia Society Policy Institute | 08/29/2019

The following is the full text of ASPI Vice Preside...

Trump’s Assault on the Global Trading System

Chad P. Bown And Douglas A. Irwin | Peterson Institute for International Economics and Dartmouth College | 08/19/2019

Trump’s Backfiring Trade Policy

Uri Dadush and Laurence Kotlikoff | Bruegel | 08/12/2019

Thirty months into President Trump’s radical trade policy, and as t...

Donald Trump’s Capricious Tariffs Open the Door to Corruption

Dean Baker | Center for Economic and Policy Research | 06/10/2019

Donald Trump has repeatedly proc...

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