The multilateral trading system, birthed on October 30, 1947, was unceremoniously knifed and left for dead by President Biden’s signing of the Inflation Reduction Act. This is an unprecedented move by the United States in our seventy-five year history as part of that system. Retaliation will come from much of the world. Here is what…
Senate Republicans, led by Mike Crapo, are willing to give the WTO more power over U.S. trade than the White House.
It sounded like the 1980s in Congress this week. Free trade and open markets were all the rage in a Senate Finance Committee hearing and a House Ways and Means Committee hearing with America’s top trade diplomat, Katherine Tai.
Black workers in Detroit have been “devastated” by globalization. A few Michigan steelworkers give the International Trade Commission an earful on offshoring in the latest series on how trade impacts local communities.
The USTR recently held a hearing among stakeholders regarding the extension of the Section 201 safeguard tariffs for solar. Here’s an overview of what’s at stake and why John Kerry is the Joker’s Wild.
In June, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai gave a speech in which she outlined her vision of worker-centered trade, a popular phrase among Biden administration officials. According to Tai: “Build Back Better starts by growing the economy from the bottom up and the middle out and putting workers at the center of our economic plans…In…
The Trump administration refused to approve new trade dispute judges to the WTO. The Biden administration isn’t in any real hurry to fix it.
In speaking for the Biden administration this week at a conference at think tank CSIS in Washington, Katherine Tai said she didn’t want to “inflame relations” with China. Why this attitude gets us nowhere but towards the China-centric, pre-trade war status quo.
Katherine Tai spoke to CSIS this week about China. Some takeaways were better than others.
US Trade Representative Katherine Tai says Trump-era tariffs are effective against China. We expect fervent corporate pushback in the months ahead as Phase One trade deal expires, as well as other tariffs next spring.