Analysts: Use investment review process to push China on trade practices

Trade policy analysts testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on Jan. 26 that U.S. government agencies should have broader discretion to review Chinese direct investment in the United States, as a means of pushing for reciprocal market access and implementing the national interest standard established by the Committee on Foreign Investment in…

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THE WHITE HOUSE’S IDEAL TRADE DEAL

Trump specified when he signed a memorandum withdrawing from the TPP earlier this week that the administration was not going to shy away from trade deals altogether but would shift to focus solely on bilateral deals. And with an eye toward fulfilling a promise to reach agreements quickly, the administration has already outlined a set of criteria…

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Brady defends border adjustability as WTO-compliant, but expects outcry from other countries

Ways & Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) defended the House GOP’s tax blueprint — particularly its border adjustability provision — by saying he is “very confident” the bill would withstand World Trade Organization challenges if it became law, though he expects other countries to criticize the move nonetheless. [Daily News| January 24, 2017 |Inside…

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Hoffa: Withdrawal from TPP the Right Choice for U.S. Trade Policy

For Immediate ReleaseTeamsters (WASHINGTON) – The following is a statement from Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa on President Donald Trump signing an executive order to formally withdraw the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership.  “Today, President Trump made good on his campaign promise to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. With…

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Re-thinking trade: First, withdraw from TPP

Washington Fair Trade Coalition 606 Maynard Ave S, Suite 102  –  Seattle, WA 98104  –  (206) 227-3079 Seattle, WA – Withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific partnership (TPP) marks two important accomplishments. We stop digging ourselves into a deeper hole on trade policy, and we begin to rethink our approach to globalization.  For decades, we have mismanaged globalization,…

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Media Coverage: Jeff Ferry on NPR’s “On Point” Discusses Globalization Under a Trump Administration

Jeff Ferry, CPA’s Research Director was a guest on “On Point,” a radio show on NPR and he discusses globalization under a Trump administration. Jeff refutes free traders such as Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator for the Financial Times as well as Ken Rogoff, professor of public policy and professor of economics at Harvard University. Jeff…

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TPP Withdrawal Good First Step Toward Building Trade Policies that Benefit Working People

AFL-CIO Press Release AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka made the following statement about the withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Last year, a powerful coalition of labor, environmental, consumer, public health and allied groups came together to stop the TPP. Today’s announcement that the US is withdrawing from TPP and seeking a reopening of NAFTA is…

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