Category: Trade Agreements

Jack Rasmus: Trump’s Feeble Phase 1 China-US Trade Deal

While Trump himself will make further threats and claims, likely aimed at the Europeans, no country will agree to any changes this year when the possibility exists of Trump leaving the presidency next November 2020

Vijay Prashad: What Passes for Reality Is Not Worth Respecting

Beneath the storm and stress of the shifts in the balance of power lie myriad struggles

Jack Rasmus: Trump-Pelosi Trade Maneuvers: USMCA, China Tariffs, & Brazil-Argentina Steel

The Trump administration, with Democrats & AFLCIO leaders in tow, announced new final revisions and deal with Mexico on the new NAFTA 2.0 free trade agreement called the USMCA

David Kotz: Reinforcing the Trade War?

Interview on how the U.S.’s hardened trade stance has nothing to do with human rights, despite new reports of the massive human rights violations of the Uighurs, a Muslim minority in western China

Dean Baker: NAFTA Was About Redistributing Upward

A major feature of NAFTA was the requirement that Mexico strengthen and lengthen its patent and copyright protections. These barriers are 180 degrees at odds with expanding trade and removing barriers

Ryan Grim: Centrist Democrats Have a New Idea to Win Re-election

Ignore Labor and Give Trump a Major Trade Deal

Jack Rasmus: US-China Mini-Trade Deal

Trump Takes the Money and Runs

Mark Weisbrot: Trump’s Trade War With China: Is It About to End?

Trump’s trade wars are therefore best understood as a set of distractions. The end result doesn’t matter all that much to him politically, and is therefore not worth that much political risk

David Kotz: Roots of the U.S.-China Trade Conflict

Every day, the news brings more stories of U.S.-China tensions. What led to the U.S.-China trade conflict? And what would a U.S. pro-worker policy toward China look like?

Tom Conway: ‘New’ NAFTA Fails Workers On Both Sides Of Border

Over the past 20 years, the United States lost 5 million manufacturing jobs and nearly 90,000 factories. Some went to China or Vietnam or India. But a lot went to Mexico

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