South Korea to publish report outlining KORUS amendment scenarios this week

South Korea is slated to complete an economic feasibility assessment this week outlining potential amendment areas — which could include agriculture — in the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, according to sources and media reports. [Isabelle Hoagland | November 6, 2017 | Inside US Trade] In accordance with its statutory requirements for renegotiating trade agreements, South…

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US Trade Representative: China ‘A Very, Very Serious Challenge’ – We Should Try ‘Different Route’ from Chamber of Commerce – Breitbart

US Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer discussed US trade policy and China’s economic goals on Friday’s “Ingraham Angle” on the Fox News Channel. [November 4, 2017 | Breitbart] Partial Transcript as Follows: INGRAHAM: “China has something called their 2025 project. It’s their focus to dominate every major industry from 3D printing, to rare earth, to heavy manufacturing, tool…

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Government Report: Trade Deficit Increasing in 2017 – Dollar Overvaluation Problem

Washington ~ The Bureau of Economic Analysis and the Census Bureau released its September report on international trade today showing that the year-to-date US goods and services deficit increased by 9.3 percent as compared to last year. “The overvalued dollar continues to make American exports of goods and services too expensive in international markets, hampering…

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HOW CHINA SWALLOWED THE WTO

GENEVA—Inside the cement compound housing the World Trade Organization lies a colorful Chinese garden of cultivated rocks, arches and calligraphy. The gift from the Chinese commerce ministry symbolizes “world prosperity through cross-cultural fertilization,” according to a marble plaque. [Jacob M. Schlesinger | November 2, 2017 | WSJ] It’s not the only way China has left…

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Congress Grapples With Buy American Laws

Back in May, this column reported on President Donald Trump’s “Buy American” executive order, which formally announced the administration’s policy and plan to “maximize . . . use of goods, products and materials produced in the United States” through federal procurements to “support the American manufacturing and defense industrial bases.” [Jeff Bozman, Justin M. Ganderson…

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Briggs & Stratton Corporation Inshores Manufacturing to Statesboro, Georgia and Auburn, Alabama Plants

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, a manufacturer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, will relocate production of its V-Twin Vanguard engines from a joint venture partnership in Japan to its existing manufacturing facilities in Statesboro, Georgia and Auburn, Alabama. [Area Development News Desk | October 31, 2017 | Area Development News] Production of V-Twin Vanguard engines in…

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