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U.S. Trade Deficit for First Half of 2018 Likely to Be Largest Recorded in Years, With China Deficit on Track to Be Highest First-Half Ever Recorded

2 August, 2018 - 00:17
Contrary to Donald Trump’s claim last week that he has reduced the trade deficit by $52 billion, the United States is on track to post a record high goods trade deficit for the first half of 2018.
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Will the U.S. and EU Revive the Damaging Pro-corporate, Anti-people TTIP Agenda?

27 July, 2018 - 20:30
Trump promised a new approach on trade policy that would fix past damage to working people. But what his administration and European Union officials said this week in their joint statement after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s visit to the...
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Today’s D.C. Visit by Top Mexican Trade Officials May Reveal Whether a Renegotiated NAFTA Deal Can Be Signed in 2018

26 July, 2018 - 15:58
Statement of Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch Note: Today, the top Mexican trade officials of the current Peña Nieto and incoming López Obrador administrations will meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. At issue is whether deals...
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Unpacking Disingenuous GOP Complaints About Presidential Trade Authority

11 July, 2018 - 14:00
At midnight on June 30, Fast Track, which delegates Congress’ constitutional trade authority to the president, extended for another three years. The congressional Democrats, who fought this broad give-away of control over trade agreements even when it was President Barack...
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Corporate Lawyers Hijack UN Meeting, While Civil Society Is Sidelined

13 June, 2018 - 18:18
By Melinda St. Louis As originally published in TruthOut Thanks to years of public education and organizing around the globe, the once-obscure investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) system is on the ropes. The ISDS system, buried in trade and investment agreements,...
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For G-7, Trump’s racism and misogyny are ok, but his trade policies are intolerable

8 June, 2018 - 19:36
Most G-7 leaders have worked with Trump despite his xenophobia and racism. But taking on the trade status quo was a bridge too far.
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NAFTA Talks Should Continue Until a Good Deal Is Achieved

11 May, 2018 - 20:08
Statement of Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, released the following statement upon the conclusion of today’s North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ministerial meeting: “Until a deal is...
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New Data Show Trump’s First Quarter 2018 China and Mexico Trade Deficits Largest on Record as All Eyes Focus on This Week’s Trade Discussions in China, Looming NAFTA Deadline

3 May, 2018 - 21:10
U.S. Trade Deficit With World Largest Since 2008 Financial Crisis, Contrary to Trump’s Campaign Pledge to Quickly Reduce Deficit to Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs WASHINGTON, D.C. – Record-high first-quarter trade deficits add to the urgency of the Trump administration succeeding...
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