Category Archives: Free Trade Agreements

Blaming Free Trade Alone Ignores Deeper Systemic Issues

Arguments that free trade agreements, including recently signed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), cause more harm than good are based on limited information and extensive rhetoric. Consequently, the real challenges plaguing the United States are overlooked. Here are a couple of … Continue reading

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Two Reasons Why the United States Should Pay Closer Attention to MERCOSUR

By Martina Farías Bouvier It’s no secret that Latin America has been relinquished to the bottom of the U.S. policy agenda for more than a decade now. The region poses no military or terrorist threat and, as for trade, Americans … Continue reading

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California’s Services Sector Stands to Benefit from TPP

by Natalie Hatour The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is expected to open up markets in the Asia-Pacific region for American firms and boost U.S. services exports (see most recent TPP post). At the state-level, the TPP also has the potential … Continue reading

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TPP Opens Doors for the U.S. Services Sector

by Natalie Hatour The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement was signed between the United States and 11 other countries on October 5, 2015. As the agreement undergoes approval by each member country, the TPP presents opportunities for the U.S. services sector, … Continue reading

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Food Fight Blocks US-EU Trade Deal

Adith S. Sitaraman The T-TIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement) is said to be a very important deal between the US and the EU, by pushing the EU economy by nearly €120bn (US$ 134bn), by 2017 and the U.S. … Continue reading

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