NAFTA 2.0: IS THE SOE CHAPTER A RED HERRING?

Excerpt: “China’s authoritarian government, size, and anticompetitive intent are more problematic than the ownership structure of the companies in question.  The government can fund them, without having them be profitable, as long as it likes.  And it can control them without owning them.” [Beth Baltzan | March 7, 2019 | American Phoenix] Much has been made of…

USMCA Estimated to Support 76,000 Additional American Auto Jobs, Billions in New Auto Manufacturing Investments

Editor’s note: USTR released its own analysis of the impact of the USMCA on the auto sector due to its rules of origin changes. This report comes ahead of a statutorily mandated International Trade Commission report on the agreement. Click here to view online USTR NEWS UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE www.ustr.gov               Washington, D.C. 20508   …

On ‘Made in America,’ Trump’s F.T.C. Appointees May Be Out of Step With Him

Editors note: Not good. WASHINGTON — A strange dynamic has gripped the Federal Trade Commission: President Trump’s biggest allies are the Democrats.In a vote made public Wednesday, the commission’s two Democratic appointees voted to impose financial penalties on companies the agency found violated federal law by falsely marketing their products as “Made in America” when,…