Category Archives: Government

U.S. House of Representatives Vote to Re-open Ex-Im Bank

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to re-open the Export-Import Bank (commonly referred to as the Ex-Im Bank) on Tuesday. However, the U.S. Senate still has to vote on this matter, which may not take place until December. Despite the … Continue reading

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Is There Hope for a WTO Trade Deal in Bali?

A few days ago, I enjoyed the opportunity to visit and chat with one of my longtime friends in the field of international trade about the failed World Trade Organization talks. My good friend does not see much hope for these talks. … Continue reading

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APEC Summit and Asia’s Alternative Trade Policy

With all of the acronyms for different trade deals going on simultaneously, I cannot help but mention another one–RCEP. In the alphabet soup of trade acronyms, this one stands out as having important implications for US trade in the Asian region. … Continue reading

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Does the Government Shutdown Affect the U.S. Trade Agenda?

By the third day of the government shutdown, I wrote about its impact on my ability to conduct research on international trade and provide a specific type of service to business owners as a part of my think tank/consulting firm … Continue reading

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Government Shutdown Affects Trade Research and Services

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For the past three months, I have been enjoying my new position as the president and CEO of the Global Research Institute of International Trade (GRIIT). (Learn more about GRIIT here) On Saturday, I held a successful seminar with a … Continue reading

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