Curtis Ellis: NAFTA and Outsourcing Will Turbocharge the 2018 Midterm Elections for Anti-Establishment Candidates

Outrage over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the outsourcing of American jobs fueled the populist uprising that swept Donald Trump to victory in 2016. [Curtis Ellis | October 22, 2017 | Breitbart] Now, NAFTA is poised to be a central issue in the 2018 midterm elections, providing lethal ammunition for the populist-nationalist…

USTR, in ‘unprecedented’ action, directs block of Peruvian timber imports

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, in what he called an “unprecedented enforcement action,” today directed Customs and Border Protection to block timber imports from a Peruvian exporter the U.S. says engaged in illegal harvesting practices. [Isabelle Hoagland | October 19, 2017 | Inside US Trade] By invoking a never-before used timber verification provision in the U.S.-Peru…

What Peter Navarro gets right on trade

From the moment it came out late Tuesday night, it was widely chuckled at in Washington policy circles: Two ham-handed slides obtained by the Washington Post, reportedly authored by the White House’s main trade advisor, blaming a “weakened manufacturing base” for problems ranging from factory closures and job losses to drug use and dropping marriage rates. [Danny…