Trump’s Asian Speech Lays Out Trade Policy

At last week’s APEC (The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit, President Trump laid out his administration’s views on future trade policy in more detail than we’ve seen before in a public address. Below is the trade related excerpt of the November 10 speech. … At the core of this partnership, we seek robust trade relationships rooted in the…

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Steve Bannon Sees Transatlantic Working-Class Revolt Against Post-War Order

In his Friday evening keynote at the Citadel Republican Society’s 2017 Patriot Dinner, Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon made the case that the populist-nationalist social awakening behind the twin revolutions of Brexit and President Donald Trump’s election represent one unified challenge to the post-war globalist economic order that has prevailed since 1945. [Ian…

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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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