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US-China Tensions: War over Tariffs or for Domination?

Posted by on May 14, 2019 | 0 comments

Follow Email If you are expecting the “tariff war” between the United States and China to end anytime soon, much less in a trade agreement, please don’t hold your breath. Here is how Steve Bannon, former White House Advisor to the Trump Administration and co-architect of the current U.S. China policy explains its intent – “Tariffs are a proxy to a great economic war we are engaged in with China… There is no middle ground… Only...

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Request for Testimony & Submissions for USITC 24th Hearing on CBERA

Posted by on Apr 30, 2019 | 0 comments

Follow Email On May 14, 2019, the US International Trade Commission (USITC) is holding a public hearing in connection with the preparation of its 24th biennial public report on the Caribbean Basin Economic Reform Act (CBERA) which grants duty-free access into the United States for products from the Caribbean. The report will cover trade during calendar years 2017 and 2018 and will be transmitted to Congress and the President by September 30,...

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Trade Watch: The Brexit Box

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019 | 0 comments

Follow Email It’s March 29, 2019 – Brexit day – when Britain was scheduled to leave the European Union (EU). Instead, today the British Parliament for the third time rejected the EU Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by Theresa May’s government. This means that there is still no plan in place to manage Britain’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU. As fears rise that Britain will simply crash out of the EU, citizens have even taken...

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Trade Watch 2019

Posted by on Jan 15, 2019 | 0 comments

Follow Email Not surprisingly, given the challenging issues that were on our Trade Watch 2018, several have come over into 2019, unresolved and in some cases even more complex. Here are the issues we will be following in Trade Watch 2019.   NAFTA Re-negotiated: NAFTA has been re-negotiated and the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) concluded. So, that’s one issue resolved – except that the USMCA left in place the US tariffs on steel...

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Trade Watch 2018

Posted by on Jan 15, 2019 | 0 comments

Follow Email Here are the trade issues we will be watching through the course of 2018: Brexit: The two-year period for UK to negotiate its exit from the EU began on 29th March, 2017. Can the 30th March 2019 deadline be met? How will the anti-trade sentiments that fueled Brexit impact the negotiations? How are Brexit and these negotiations shaping Britain’s relationship with the EU and the rest of the world? Trump on Trade: Since...

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