Category Archives: Free Trade Talks/Proposals
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.
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
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
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
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