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Will the U.S. Treasury’s Imminent Report to Congress on Trade Partners’ Currency Practices Once Again Fall Short of Its Mandate?

10 October, 2018 - 18:46
A Critical Tool to Address Currency Manipulation and Stem Record-Setting Trade Deficits Has Been Shirked by the Trump Administration, a New Public Citizen Analysis Shows The Trump administration will release its latest report on trade partners’ currency practices imminently. Like...
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Public Citizen Analysis: How the New NAFTA Text Measures Against Key Changes We Have Demanded to Stop NAFTA’s Ongoing Damage

8 October, 2018 - 13:53
Note from Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch Here is our initial 14-page analysis of the NAFTA 2.0 text, following up on the statement from Sunday night. We have reviewed how the text measures up to the changes...
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The Imminent Text Release is a Major Milestone in NAFTA Renegotiations, but Don’t Bet on It Being the Final Deal

27 September, 2018 - 15:06
Will Canada agree to a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation deal this week given the high-stakes Quebec election occurring on Oct.1? Our Canadian friends say it’s unlikely given Quebec is ground zero in the dairy trade battle now...
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NAFTA Notice: A Final Deal Must Be Judged on Whether It Will Stop NAFTA’s Serious Ongoing Damage

31 August, 2018 - 20:19
Statement of Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch Note: The Trump administration gave notice to the U.S. Congress on Friday, Aug. 31 of its intent to sign a renegotiated North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Aug. 31 is...
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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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