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Trade Deficits Up in Trump’s 11 Months in Office; Rather Than Promised Speedy Reduction, 2017 Deficit Will Be Larger Than in 2016

5 January, 2018 - 21:59
Pressure Mounts for Trump to Deliver on Trade Pledges as Korea Trade Pact Renegotiation Talks Open in D.C. and NAFTA Talks Head to Showdown in Montreal Later This Month WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today’s November trade data release shows the U.S....
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New Trade Data Shows Marked Rise in Deficits During Trump’s First 10 Months, Spotlighting Urgency of Successful NAFTA Renegotiation, Action on China Trade

5 December, 2017 - 14:43
2017 Trade Deficits With NAFTA Countries and China on Track to Surpass Large 2016 Deficits – Instead of Speedy Deficit Decreases Trump Promised WASHINGTON, D.C. – Contrary to President Donald Trump’s campaign promises to speedily reduce the U.S. trade deficit,...
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The Peterson Institute Agrees That Trade Agreements, Bilateral or Multilateral, Can Alter the U.S. Trade Deficit

29 November, 2017 - 15:07
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) recently released a report asserting that, “Economists generally argue that it is not feasible to use trade agreement provisions as a tool to decrease the deficit because trade imbalances are determined by underlying macroeconomic fundamentals.”...
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Import Alert: Careful What You Eat During Thanksgiving

21 November, 2017 - 16:22
Trade Deals Like NAFTA Have Led to a Surge of Imported Food, Threatening Food Safety in America There’s a good chance that some of the food you will eat during Thanksgiving was produced outside the United States. In fact, about...
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News Analysis: Next Round of NAFTA Talks May Bring Renegotiation to an Inflection Point if Canada and Mexico Refuse to Engage on U.S. Proposals

16 November, 2017 - 19:02
From Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) faces a critical juncture as the fifth round of talks officially starts Friday in Mexico City. At issue is whether Canada and...
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Asia Trip Spotlights Chasm Between Trump Campaign Rhetoric on Trade and Action, Raising Political Stakes for Meaningful Deliverables

2 November, 2017 - 19:59
WASHINGTON, D.C. – With President Donald Trump beleaguered on many fronts, the stakes for delivering on his trade promises are high as his first trip to Asia features the very nations Trump targeted with the heated trade critique that helped...
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In Epic WTO v. Flipper Case, Trade Organization Ruling in Favor of U.S. Dolphin-Safe Tuna Labeling Program May Reflect Concerns About Trump Criticisms of WTO

26 October, 2017 - 17:56
U.S. Gutted Ban on Dolphin-Deadly Tuna After 1991 Trade Case; Today’s Ruling Means U.S. Dodges $163 Million in Sanctions for Voluntary Labels That Replaced Ban – But Mexico Can Appeal Decision WASHINGTON, D.C. – After two decades of successful trade...
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How Progressives Can & Must Engage on NAFTA Renegotiations

20 October, 2017 - 17:27
Findings from National Poll Trade stands out from every other policy issue because Donald Trump’s unhappiness with the status quo is shared by virtually all progressive advocacy groups and nearly all Democratic Members of Congress who are otherwise fighting Trump...
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As Battle Over NAFTA Investor Protections Heats Up, Trinational Coalition Delivers 400,000 Petitions Demanding Elimination of Corporate Rights and Tribunals

11 October, 2017 - 17:37
Investor-State Dispute Settlement Becomes Key Measure of Whether NAFTA Renegotiations Will Benefit Working People or Expand Corporate Power WASHINGTON, D.C. – Growing public opposition to the expansive corporate privileges at the heart of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)...
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