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by | May 10, 2019

Trade talks between the U.S. and China have hit an impasse, but there is surprising bipartisan support for the Trump administration to stay the course on what will be a long process to resolve the full range of trade problems…

by | Apr 11, 2019

Trade agreements have been greatly successful at lowering trade barriers around the world. But they’re not without their flaws. Each agreement, in practice, tends to retain some counterproductive protectionist policies and may even export some bad policies. The United States-Mexico-Canada…

by | Mar 28, 2019

The filing of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on whether there was collusion between President Donald Trump and the Russians to interfere with the 2016 election should put an end to speculations, accusations, and outrage. The report finds that there…

by | Oct 19, 2018

In a week that saw members of Congress plead to President Trump to help companies affected by his tariffs, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office indicated it was opening trade discussions with Japan, the European Union, and the United Kingdom. “We…

by | Oct 16, 2018

For those on the left and right who were certain that Donald Trump’s presidency meant the end of global free trade… think again. Though Trump’s critics have dismissed the significance of the new Mexico and Canada trade deal (USMCA), it’s…

by | Sep 5, 2018

Shortly after saying zero-tariff trade with the European Union isn’t good enough, President Trump told Congress to butt out of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations. The United States and Mexico reached an agreement on some concessions on a…

by | Sep 4, 2018

States are telling bond investors that the increasing trade wars stirred up by President Trump’s tariffs could have negative impacts on their financial bottom lines. In documents outlining recent bond sales, Illinois and Washington cautioned investors about the impact of…

by | Aug 28, 2018

The U.S. and Mexico reached some tentative agreements in their North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations Monday. Now it’s Canada’s time to join the party. Although President Trump has indicated a desire to sign bilateral deals with each of…

by | Jun 11, 2018

Got an extra $5,089 in between your couch cushions? You may need it if proposed tariffs on imported vehicles are imposed by the Trump administration — that’s the estimated increase in the cost of an imported pickup truck, according to…

by | May 21, 2018

President Donald Trump has spent his entire adult life railing against the excesses — and damage — that untrammeled “Free Trade” has done to the United States and the majority of Americans. In many ways, his surprise victory in the 2016 presidential…

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