A Tariff Issue on Which Free and Fair Traders Can Agree

Excerpt: Peter Navarro, “Whether you’re a pure free trader or a fair, reciprocal and balanced trader like the president, if you live in a relatively low-tariff country like the U.S., you should oppose an international trading system that helps institutionalize nonreciprocal tariffs.” Flawed WTO rules allow other countries to charge significantly higher duties than America does. [Peter…

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US Universities And Retirees Are Funding The Technology Behind China’s Surveillance State

Editors note: China’s access to the US equity market, not just our consumer market, has become a very big issue. Millions of dollars from US university endowments, foundations, and retirement plans have helped fund two billion-dollar Chinese facial recognition startups: SenseTime and Megvii. The Chinese government is using their technologies to surveil and profile its…

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Trade deal with China is impossible

Excerpt: “The accession agreement China signed when it joined the World Trade Organization in 2001 was supposed to deal with most of those practices, but President Xi Jinping has cultivated regulatory and business cultures that make an enforceable agreement virtually impossible.” President Trump has bipartisan support for his new tariffs and sanctions on Huawei to…

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USMCA SAA Cover Letters

Editor’s note: this letter, in PDF form, is the draft statement of administrative action which Trade Ambassador Bob Lighthizer sent to Congress to move towards starting the ratification process for the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA).   Read the PDF draft statements here

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