Category Archives: Free Trade Talks/Proposals

The Top 5 Trade Policies to Follow in 2015

This year is an important year for a number of trade policies and agreements between the United States and countries around the world. These trade policies are important in determining U.S. competitiveness around the globe.

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Our Health and Free Trade: Tobacco and TPP

As we near the end of 2014, it looks as if we will conclude yet another year without having finalized the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations. Nevertheless, the negotiations are still moving along slowly. Negotiators are scheduled to meet this … Continue reading

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U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit a Good Opportunity to Move African Free Trade Area Forward

About 50 African leaders are visiting Washington, D.C. starting today for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. This is the first time that a U.S. president will bring together a number of a African heads of states at a single conference. The … Continue reading

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Asia-Pacific Countries Continue Regional Trade Negotiations: What this means for US-Asia-Pacific trade relations

Sixteen Asia-Pacific countries began the third round of RCEP trade negotiations this week in Malaysia as international trade wonks, such as myself, continue to debate whether the TPP trade negotiations between the United States and 11 other Asia-Pacific countries will actually conclude. RCEP, if … Continue reading

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It is Not About China! Will East Asia Be the Economy of the Future?

During the 2012 U.S. presidential elections, the topic of what to do about China’s trade practices, which have been criticized for violating World Trade Organization rules and giving China an unfair comparative advantage, surfaced repeatedly. Discussions about U.S. relations with Asia often turn toward … Continue reading

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