Germany’s Changing Views on TTIP

  Public sentiment in Germany – an early supporter of a US-European Union free trade agreement – is rapidly reversing, visiting Bundestag member Peer Steinbrück – a Social Democrat – suggested yesterday (World Trade Daily, 9/15/14). Mr. Steinbrück is a former minister of finance in Germany – and a strong supporter of the TransAtlantic Trade…

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A Conversation with Rep. Sander Levin

Here is a video of Rep. Sander Levin, Ranking Member, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives (D-MI) in conversation with Ellen L. Frost, Adjunct Senior Fellow, East West Center; Visiting Distinguished Research Fellow, National Defense University.  Please find here a report which contains the written remarks that were distributed regarding transpacific partnership and fast track…

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Chinese Regulators Fine Volkswagen and Chrysler on Antitrust Charges

HONG KONG — Chinese regulatory agencies announced fines totaling $46 million against Volkswagen and Chrysler on Thursday after finding them guilty of violating antitrust laws, while the government rejected accusations that multinationals were being singled out for unfair scrutiny. [Reposted from the NY Times. By Keith Bradsher and Chris Buckley, Sept. 11, 2014] The penalties…

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CPA Quoted in Time Magazine this Week

CPA was quoted in the current edition of Time magazine.  The article “Coalition of the Unwilling” focused upon surprise victory of David Brat over Eric Cantor and expanded to explore the commonalities between the left and the right on certain important issues of the day. What Brat’s victory really highlights is a quirk in our politics that…

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