Trade

Trade

New NAFTA Must Protect US Investments

There are lots of reasons a U.S. firm might choose to invest in another country. In some cases, labor costs or access to new...

No winners in a US–China trade war

East Asia Forum
In 2017, US President Donald Trump instructed the US Trade Representative (USTR) to investigate Chinese violations of intellectual property rights, invoking Section 301 of...

Newsmax: Drew Bond on NAFTA and Energy Innovation

Newsmax
On Newsmax "American Talks Live," Drew Bond discusses the importance of NAFTA and free trade to U.S. energy innovation.

Is the global trade system broken?

The Economist
Today's trading system may be bent, but it is not broken. Import tariffs are low. Quotas are relatively uncommon. In 2016, some $15.4trn of...

TV Ad: Uphold NAFTA Investor Protections

Investor State Dispute Settlement must be preserved to defend America's energy dominance.

Worry About the Trade Deficit—a Bit

Wall Street Journal
There is a case for being concerned—though only modestly—about the U.S. trade deficit. The principal villain in this story is not China, Europe or...

Lighthizer Should Take a Longer-Term View

The Wall Street Journal
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s all-or-nothing approach to overseas investment is very shortsighted (“Nafta Proposal Jolts Energy Sector,” U.S. News, April 25). A U.S....

EU leaders put Trump’s unilateralism to the test

The Hill
The White House is having a busy week with visits by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The list of issues...

Trade Policy Expert Chad Bown Joins ACCF Center for Policy Research...

Washington, DC – The American Council for Capital Formation Center for Policy Research (ACCF-CPR) announced today that Chad P. Bown has joined the organization’s...

Is This What A Trade War Looks Like?

NPR
Glenn Hubbard, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and ACCF Scholar discusses the trade debate with NPR's David Greene.

Talking Trade with Gary Hufbauer

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) nonresident senior fellow Gary Hufbauer recently spoke with the Adam Smith Project about potential implications of President Donald Trump’s Section 232...

Trump’s tariff is the wrong way for trade enforcement — but...

Washington Examiner
In contrast to sweeping tariff proposals, targeted and deliberate enforcement efforts are imperative both to maintain public trust in international trade and to ensure the domestic economic benefits of those agreements.

U.S. trade relations

The Washington Times
President Trump made his mark as a businessman prior to occupying the Oval Office and he often gives his sales pitch for America: The country is...

Op-Ed: Low-income Americans the biggest losers from Trump’s tariffs

The Hill
President Trump announced his final decision on steel and aluminum tariffs. While it looks like we will have to wait for details on which countries and products will be covered, the president repeated his emphasis on fairness and that we might see further action on trade. However, the whole process has been alarming to American businesses and our major allies.

Despite Opposition, Trump Is Expected To Unveil International Tariffs Soon

NPR
Rachel Martin talks to ACCF Scholar Glenn Hubbard about the looming tariffs.

ACCF on Tariffs and Cohn Resignation

BBC World News
"Numb" is how ACCF President and CEO Mark Bloomfield describes Washington's reaction to the resignation of National Economic Council director Gary Cohn. He also offers his political take on President Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum.