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New Trump Administration Trade Report Sticks to the Status Quo

11 April, 2018 - 15:51
The Trump administration’s recently released 2018 National Trade Estimate Report could become classic reading for political science students studying the “deep state” concept. The 2018 report, which provides a 500-page compilation of policies in other countries that U.S. commercial interests...
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On Announcement of Revisions to U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement

28 March, 2018 - 14:14
Statement of Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the administration announced revisions to the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, commented: “Despite the touted 10,000...
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Public Citizen Report: ‘Follow the Money: Did Administration Officials’ Financial Entanglements With China Delay Trump’s Promised Tough-on-China Trade Policy?’

22 March, 2018 - 16:40
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the administration is poised to announce long-awaited action on a China trade investigation launched last summer, Public Citizen released a report revealing Trump administration Cabinet members’ and top advisors’ longstanding personal financial entanglements with the Chinese...
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TPP-11 Countries Sign a Deal — While We Dodged a Bullet on ISDS Expansion Here, Our International Allies Face a Major Fight

8 March, 2018 - 20:09
Thanks to years of organizing, we in the United States saved ourselves from the corporate-dominated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by ensuring that the controversial deal was universally reviled across party lines and could never gain a majority in Congress. But it...
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In Memory of Zahara Heckscher

28 February, 2018 - 15:15
All of us at Public Citizen lift up in loving memory our dear friend and peaceful warrior Zahara Heckscher, who passed away on February 24 at the age of 53, after her years-long battle with breast cancer. Among her many...
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Mexico City NAFTA Renegotiation Round: If No Progress on Major U.S. NAFTA Reform Proposals, What is Path Forward?

23 February, 2018 - 22:54
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the seventh round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation talks begin in Mexico City this weekend, Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, commented: “A NAFTA replacement deal that would enjoy bipartisan...
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New Trade Deficit Tracker

7 February, 2018 - 18:04
Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch launches new Trade Deficit Tracker. Contrary to candidate Donald Trump’s pledge to speedily reduce the U.S. trade deficit, in Trump’s first year in office the goods trade deficit is larger than any time since 2008...
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Trade Deficit Up 5 Percent in Trump’s First Year, Raising Stakes for Quick NAFTA Replacement Deal that Stops Outsourcing, China Trade Action

7 February, 2018 - 17:51
With Trade Policy Unchanged in Trump’s First Year, Outcomes He Attacked Continue WASHINGTON, D.C. – Contrary to candidate Donald Trump’s pledge to speedily reduce the U.S. trade deficit, in Trump’s first year in office the goods trade deficit is larger...
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TPP-11 Countries Announce a Deal — While We Dodged a Bullet on ISDS Expansion Here, Our International Allies Face a Major Fight

24 January, 2018 - 22:56
Thanks to years of organizing, we in the United States saved ourselves from the corporate-dominated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by ensuring that the controversial deal was universally reviled across party lines and could never gain a majority in Congress. But it...
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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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