Curtis Ellis on Fixing NAFTA: Mexico Realizes ‘They Have More to Lose than the United States’

Ellis offered his analysis during a Monday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with Breitbart News’s Senior Editors-at-Large Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak. [Robert Kraychik | January 16, 2018 | Breitbart] NAFTA prohibits the Canadian, Mexican, and American governments from prioritizing domestic suppliers for government procurement. This regulation, said Ellis, offers comparative advantage to Mexico and…

How China Infiltrated U.S. Classrooms

Last year, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte made an announcement to great fanfare: The university would soon open a branch of the Confucius Institute, the Chinese government-funded educational institutions that teach Chinese language, culture and history. The Confucius Institute would “help students be better equipped to succeed in an increasingly globalized world,” says…

Sources: White House considering creation of investment reciprocity regime with China

The White House is considering the creation of a reciprocal investment regime with China following a Section 301 investigation into Chinese technology and intellectual property policies, but some in the administration fear it would lead to stock market losses and negatively affect U.S. companies doing business in China, private-sector sources briefed by White House officials…

Reagan balanced trade — Trump can, too

President Trump’s America First trade strategy will likely gain momentum as 2018 gets underway. Originally appears on The Hill The promised “renegotiation” of NAFTA is in full swing. And America’s solar panel, steel, and aluminum manufacturers are eagerly awaiting decisions in trade cases involving heavily subsidized imports from China. Many domestic manufacturers are reporting increased…

Aluminum representatives: 232 remedies would not hurt downstream industry

Robust trade restrictions sought by U.S. aluminum producers in the Section 232 investigation into the national security implications of aluminum imports will not harm the economy or downstream users, aluminum executives argued on Wednesday. [January 11, 2018 | Inside US Trade] The Commerce Department is expected to submit its report on whether aluminum imports threaten to impair…

Steven Mnuchin warns of NAFTA pullout if talks fail

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin explicitly warned Thursday that the U.S. would pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement if the administration doesn’t get what it wants in current renegotiations. [Sean Higgins | January 12, 2018 | Washington Examiner] “We expect that will be renegotiated, or we’ll pull out,” he told reporters during a Thursday White House briefing. It was…