Big Tech is “big mad” with Biden administration pulling out of WTO digital trade initiative. Why it was a good idea to do so.
Why does anyone take China’s promises seriously? Following this week’s APEC conference, the U.S. is awash in headlines about the latest agreements between Biden and Xi, most of them not even in writing.
China engagement not going too well. Supply chain risks spread to Vietnam, elsewhere, U.S. China Economic and Security Review Commission says in its annual report to Congress.
Evidence continues to pour in that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can’t do its job against the daily tidal wave of small packages sent from abroad. CBP has warned for years that “the increase in small packages is permitting bad actors to operate with relative impunity.” However advocates for the lawlessness, namely express shippers…
Last week, President Biden’s U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Tai, took a shellacking from U.S. Senators who oversee her office. The first was from her fellow Democrat, U.S. Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR), who issued a statement saying he “blasted” her office. The next day, Senator Wyden was followed by nine of thirteen Senate Finance…
Yarns and fabrics from Asia are finding their way into the U.S. through a free trade deal that’s not meant for them. Kim Glas of NCTO discusses the impacts.
Rumor has it the White House is dusting off an old Trump-era idea to do a free trade deal with the UK. Ex-USTR Lighthizer says they found no benefit in one. CPA obviously agrees. Here’s why.
China EV battery makers are the world’s largest. The U.S. has none. So China is getting new contracts to build EV plants, thanks to Inflation Reduction Act. Some in Washington do not want IRA benefits going to China.
Dan Harris, international lawyer at Harris Bricken and founding author of the China Law Blog talks about companies leaving China. Are any coming here?
By Bill Jones Former Senator Phil Gramm’s recent WSJ opinion article “Trump’s Trade War Was a Loser” gets many things wrong about U.S. trade policy. Concerningly, Mr. Gramm makes numerous statements, representations, and conclusions without supporting facts and documentation. While I respect Mr. Gramm’s service to our nation and his passion for promoting his views…