Category: Trade Agreements

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Jack Rasmus: Trump’s Déjà vu China Trade War (Part II)

Part II of the analysis of Trump’s Déjà vu China-US trade ‘war’ from last March 2018 through mid-January 2019

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Jack Rasmus: Trump’s Deja Vu China Trade War (Part I)

Trade policy under Trump in 2018 is compared with similar US trade offensives under Nixon in the 1970s, targeting Europe, and Reagan in the 1980s targeting Japan

Bruce Allen: NAFTA 2.0: Nothing for Workers

A failure to seriously resist NAFTA 2.0’s passage into law in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico will amount to capitulation and the acceptance of an agreement that by design, like the original NAFTA, intrinsically serves the interests of Capital

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Kevin Zeese: Transforming Trade While Stopping NAFTA II

Trade needs to guarantee people their right to public ownership and control of their own resources

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Mark Weisbrot: Trump’s Trade Policy Towards China

A Distraction to Benefit the Rich

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Dean Baker: Going with Patent Holders Against Workers

Trump seems to have made the concerns of companies like Boeing, who want more help maintaining their control over technology, his top priority

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Jack Rasmus: Trade War for Real? Parts 2, 3

How China will respond to more U.S. tariffs and technology transfer is the crux of any U.S.-China trade agreement—or trade war

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Kevin Zeese: Another Rigged Corporate Deal

The Framework Remains Trade for Corporations While Undermining Health, the Environment, Food, and Worker Rights

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Dean Baker: Trump’s Reality-TV Trade Deal

It is important to recognize that the manufacturing jobs lost to imports over the past two decades are not coming back

Lori Wallach: “New NAFTA”

If we don’t get members of Congress to push on the administration, the necessary labor and environmental enforcement is not going to happen, and then it’s going to be a deal we’re going to have to stop

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