Public Citizen: Job-Killing Trade Deficits Surge under U.S. FTAs: Unpacking USTR’s Main Trade Data Tricks and Deceits

Below is information on our trade deficit with the 20 Free Trade Agreement countries and a guide explaining how USTR manipulates the trade data to support its outlandish claim that we have a trade surplus with the 20 Free FTA partners. USTR counts foreign-made goods as U.S. exports to artificially inflate export figures and/or removes…

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Sonoma County Gazette: Do NOT Fast Track the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement

Despite his inspirational speeches about helping the middle class, President Obama is poised to outsource more well-paying American jobs and irretrievably subvert our democracy and national sovereignty to corporate interests, by ramming through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement. Even scarier, our Congress is poised to give him the right to do so, if…

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Goods Exports Decreased in 4th Quarter 2014

  The Bureau of Economic Analysis released its 4th Quarter Report on international transactions. Here is an excerpt showing how goods exports decreased and the trade deficit worsened. Goods and services       The deficit on goods and services increased to $127.0 billion in the fourth quarter from$123.9 billion in the third quarter.       Goods  The…

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