On October 22, 2019, the ACCF hosted an Economic Policy Evening on "The Future of the USMCA and Its Impact on the North American...
President Trump should not give in to Democratic demands to renegotiate more draconian measures supported by American labor unions and the extreme “green” groups, which could become poison pills in this carefully crafted deal.
The USMCA is now positioned to set a prominent standard as the most comprehensive and contemporary agreement that will become the template for all future global digital trade protocols.
It is critical that government leaders put aside petty squabbles and come together to push the USMCA over the finish line. Doing so will give a massive boost to Florida’s economy, increasing revenues and expanding markets for manufacturers and farmers alike. Florida’s lawmakers must pass the USMCA this year so that the state’s businesses can continue to compete and thrive in the global market.
On June 20th, the ACCF hosted a timely trade policy event on Capitol Hill featuring the latest developments on the USMCA, tariff war with...
A senior House Democrat today expressed skepticism about the Trump administration's hope for a vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement before the long August congressional recess. "Not going to happen," Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, said at an event hosted by the American Council for Capital Formation. "I think it's very unlikely that something is going to happen before the August recess."
Akron Beacon Journal
Ohio’s experience with NAFTA exemplifies how deeper and stronger ties with its neighbors have been a win-win proposition. The adjustments included in the USMCA will bring more balance to North American trade and create a variety of long-term benefits to communities across Ohio.
Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber addresses the U.S. Trade Representative’s planned Section 301 tariffs on China’s imports to the United States.
The Morning Call
The USMCA does not repudiate the gains of NAFTA but instead aims to build on them, leveling the playing field, correcting imbalances, and bringing new opportunities to people in all three countries, specifically in Pennsylvania. The state’s lawmakers need to prioritize ratifying the deal this year.
The Washington Times
For more than two centuries, economists and well-read people have understood that tariffs reduce the levels of competitiveness and prosperity. Adam Smith (1723-1790) explained...
Who would have guessed as short as three years ago that trade policy would dominate American and world politics? The champion for global trade...
ACCF Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Pinar Cebi Wilber says retro trade policies aren’t a good look
Investor's Business Daily
The U.S. could decrease its attack on free trade and concentrate on things that will improve the bottom-line for the U.S. economy in the long run. These issues could be few, given the divided government, but no less impactful.
After lengthy negotiations and a lot of hand-wringing by American economists and business leaders, the United States, Mexico and Canada have struck an amenable...
Wall Street Journal
Strategically, offering the carrot of zero tariffs will allow America to seize the moral high ground in the trade debate. It will also put the U.S. in a stronger position as you negotiate with China to end some of Beijing’s most abusive trade policies.
Washington Post Monkey Cage
ACCF Scholar Chad Bown on six big changes NAFTA's replacement, the USMCA, makes