by | Feb 28, 2019

Protectionism begets protectionism. The latest example of this sad state of affairs comes to us via the U.S. International Trade Commission. It ruled in January that American producers of line pipe are being hurt by imports of large-diameter line pipe…

by | Feb 21, 2019

If you drive an imported car, as I do, your vehicle may soon be declared a national security risk by the Department of Commerce. If you drive an American-assembled car, your car may also pose a threat to U.S. national…

by | Jan 24, 2019

The Trump administration is expressing doubts that China will kowtow to its requests as part of its effort on a new comprehensive trade agreement. The Independent reported that officials are “pessimistic” that the trade deal being discussed will be enough…

by | Jan 15, 2019

As reports out of China indicate economic turmoil, a top American trade adviser says the U.S. should press on with additional tariffs to get meaningful concessions from that country. The New York Times reports that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer…

by | Dec 18, 2018

More positive news has arisen for the U.S. in its trade war with China, even as other developments cloud the situation. A new report says that China is shelving its Made in 2025 economic plan, an aggressive track that would…

by | Dec 5, 2018

President Trump may be cheering “an incredible deal” with China that will at least put on hold some of the contention between the two countries, but there are signs that it’s too soon to celebrate. Reuters noted that the higher-ups…

by | Nov 29, 2018

President Trump cast doubts on a trade deal with China ahead of his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Argentina, saying it is “highly unlikely” he would agree with a request from Beijing to postpone…

by | Nov 27, 2018

President Trump has put on hold possible tariffs against European automobiles imported into the United States, allowing critics of the duties and their possible effects to breathe a sigh of relief. Critics warn that trade wars that could arise from…

by | Nov 20, 2018

As indications arise that President Trump may be softening on his tariff stance with China, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan called his duty policies “insane.” While at an event at New York University last Wednesday, Bloomberg reported, Greenspan fielded…

by | Nov 7, 2018

President Trump said his aides are drafting ideas for an agreement with China that could end or at least help alleviate the trade war brewing between the two countries. “We’ll make a deal with China, and I think it will…

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