Sources: Canada to propose eliminating ISDS at NAFTA meeting this week; USTR to agree

During a meeting with their U.S. counterparts this week, Canadian negotiators will pitch the elimination of the deal’s investor-state dispute settlement provision — and the U.S. is expected to agree to that proposal, allowing for what private-sector and congressional sources called a “win” for U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer in one of his priority areas…

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US confirms anti-dumping duties for Argentina, Indonesia biodiesel

The US Department of Commerce confirmed on Wednesday evening its preliminary finding that Argentina and Indonesia engaged in dumping of biodiesel and imposed dumping duties ranging from around 60 to nearly 277 percent. [February 22, 2018 | Financial Times] The initial finding from the commerce department in October said exporters from Argentina had sold biodiesel at dumping margins of…

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Press Release: CPA Gives American Trade Hero Awards to Reps. Lipinski and Brooks

Washington~ The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) is pleased to announce that Representative Dan Lipinski (D-IL-03) and Representative Mo Brooks (R-AL-05) will each receive a 2018 American Trade Hero Award. “We are honored to present Representatives Dan Lipinski and Mo Brooks with our 2018 American Trade Hero Award,” said Michael Stumo, CEO of CPA. “Their unwavering commitment to supporting America’s producers is truly commendable. CPA…

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China Humiliates Another Western Company

Mercedes-Benz, the luxury unit of Daimler AG , recently learned the price of crossing Beijing. Earlier this month the German car maker was attacked by state media after posting an anodyne Dalai Lama quote on Instagram. The company quickly and abjectly apologized to the Chinese government. It then went further, promising “no support, assistance, aid or help to…

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How Facebook Can Help Rebuild US Manufacturing

By Jeff Ferry, CPA Research Director In a highly polarized nation, Facebook has accomplished the amazing achievement of getting itself intensely disliked by both right and left. The right detests it because its newsfeed has demonstrated a distinctly progressive bias, reflecting the worldview of the majority of its 25,000 youthful employees, while the left resents…

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Infrastructure plan must not succumb to free-trade mythology

In a meeting with House and Senate members this week, President Trumpwas reportedly surprised to learn that his newly released infrastructure plan didn’t include any “Buy America” requirements. The president had issued an executive order last April stating: “It shall be the policy of the executive branch to buy American and hire American.”  Op-ed originally appeared on The…

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