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Kigali: An ‘America First’ trade initiative disguised as a climate deal

The Hill
The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which is currently being considered by the Trump White House, represents a golden opportunity to further this strategy. It sets the pathway for international adoption of next generation American technologies to replace ozone depleting chemicals still in use by two thirds of the developing world, creating a cumulative $1-trillion market.

ACCF Chief Economist Discusses Tariffs and Trade

On TRT World "Bigger than Five," ACCF Chief Economist Dr. Pinar Cebi Wilber discusses the latest developments and impacts of President Trump's tariffs and U.S. trade policy.

Will Trump’s tariffs help U.S. workers? It could be a wash

PBS
A decade ago, Whirlpool controlled about half of the domestic washing machine market. But when things started going downhill, the company blamed unfair competition...

Mexico makes good on threats to impose tariffs on $3 billion...

The Washington Post
Mexico said it would impose import duties on $3 billion worth of U.S. products, including cheese, bourbon, pork and others, making good on its threats...

Trade wars have no winners

USA Today
The Administration has policies that could help the economy over the long run, such as tax and regulatory reform or simple workforce development, but when it comes to trade policy, ideology trumps good economic arguments. Despite the belief in the White House, trade wars have no winners.

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...