Explainer: Trump is Considering an Executive Order on Import Dumping. What’s That About?

Import dumping is a huge trade issue that impacts our economy — and our national security. One of the tidbits that emerged following President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s meeting at Mar-a-Lago last week is that the president is considering issuing an executive order to target unfair import dumping from foreign companies. While the details are…

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Some Economists Say that Trump Seems to Understand the Trade Deficit Better than Some Economists

NPR had a somewhat confused piece on the trade deficit this morning that was headlined “Economists Say Trump Seems To Misunderstand Significance Of Trade Deficit.” The piece basically tells listeners that Trump is mistaken for claiming the trade deficit is a problem. April 6th, 2017 [Center for Economic and Policy Research] To make this point, the piece…

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Schumer blasts Trump for leaving Xi summit ’empty handed’ on trade

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) ripped into President Trump for failing to wring meaningful concessions and concrete commitments out of Chinese President Xi Jinping during their meeting last week, claiming Trump left the “golden opportunity” meeting “empty handed.” [Jack Caporal] April 11th, 2017 [Inside US Trade] Trump came away from the April 6-7 rendezvous…

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