Trade Policy

Results for Trade Policy
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    Making Progress on Trade and Competitiveness

    With the United States negotiating major regional trade deals with both the Asia-Pacific and Europe, Congress may face choices in the coming months on international trade that could shape the U.S. economy for decades to come.

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    U.S. Mexican, Canadian leaders commit to region's competitiveness

    Mexico, Canada, and the United States vowed to position the region as a global competitor, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto told business and academic leaders.

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    Penny Pritzker pitches global trade

    The U.S. needs to open its doors more widely to world trade and embrace its own foreign-born residents to remain competitive in the global economy, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said Friday.

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    NAFTA's Next 20 Years

    The formation of a single, integrated North American manufacturing platform has tied together the economic fates of each NAFTA partner while the rise of China and other economies around the world has raised the level of competition.

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    U.S. Solar Panel Maker Seeks to Close Loophole in Duties on Chinese Products

    Should the petition go forward, it could effectively block Chinese manufacturers from the American market.

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    Airlines for America urges Congress to improve US carriers global competitiveness

    Airlines for America CEO Nicholas Calio tells Congress that US carriers are a strategic asset of the economy yet "the policies of our own government continue to impede the viability and competitiveness of our carriers."

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    American Manufacturing Has A Secret Competitive Advantage: Its Workforce

    What is this economic phoenix that is rising out of American factories? And why does it give U.S. producers a singular competitive advantage?

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    Policymakers Must Remove The Barriers To Foreign Investment In The United States

    Burgeoning regulations, policy incongruity, and lingering uncertainty about the business and political climates have reduced America's appeal.

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    Minerals Bill Would Boost American Competitiveness | Commentary

    There is an opportunity for Congress to stimulate job growth, spur economic activity, revive domestic manufacturing and assuage some of our security concerns. How? By passing legislation to ensure that U.S. mineral and metals resources are no longer overlooked.

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    U.S., EU trade heads talk regulatory differences

    he top U.S. trade official expressed optimism that the European Union and the United States can overcome the single biggest obstacle to free trade: their different takes on regulation.

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    Could Free-Trade Mean Bad News for Small Business?

    As the United States and the European Union continue talks this week to potentially hammer out a free-trade agreement, experts are divided on what effect the agreement could have on small-business exporters in the United States.

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    Indian investment in US touches $11 billion; creates 100,000 jobs

    Investment by Indian companies in the US has touched a record $ 11 billion and in the process has created more than 100,000 jobs, a study has revealed.

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    CEOs Group Calls Too-Big-to-Fail Bill Threat to U.S.-EU Accord

    Prospects for a new trade agreement with the European Union are being threatened by measures that would boost capital requirements for the biggest banks, a group representing U.S. chief executive officers said in a letter.

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    Amid rancor, a chance for U.S. action on trade bill

    U.S. business groups are preparing to push for the bill, which would give the White House enhanced ability to negotiate trade deals and set out U.S. negotiating goals on issues ranging from cross-border electronic data flows to global supply chains and potentially even foreign currency practices.

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    Making the United States Competitive

    Business leaders expect the nation's competitiveness to deteriorate, with companies less able to compete globally, pay workers well, or both, according to a new report released by Harvard Business School.

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    Chinese consumers push US exports higher

    China remained the United States' third-biggest export destination, behind Canada and Mexico, in 2012, having purchased nearly $109 billion US goods, according to a report by the US-China Business Council.

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    US is halfway to export-doubling goal

    Suddenly, outsourcing is on the way out and insourcing on the way in as the United States trudges unevenly toward President Obama's goal of doubling American exports around the world by the start of 2015. So far, export levels are about halfway to his mark.

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    Video: U.S. Competitiveness Project on Charlie Rose

    Michael Porter, University professor at Harvard, talks to Charlie Rose about the United States in the global economy.

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    Conference looks at U.S.-Mexico competitiveness

    Amid upbeat talk about increasing North American integration, participants at a Thursday conference in La Jolla said a major issue continues to hold back part of that potential: lengthy waits at U.S. ports of entry along the border with Mexico.

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    President's Decision to Negotiate Transatlantic Trade Deal is Positive for U.S. Competitiveness

    Given that the EU is the world's largest economy and trading partner with the U.S.—accounting for one third of total goods and services trade and nearly half of global economic output, a deal of this nature will offer a massive boon for the U.S. economy.

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    Do multinational corporations have a duty to maintain a strong presence in their home countries?

    Do you think that companies owe anything to the place they came from? Or is the notion of "home" now largely irrelevant for the corporate world?

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    Here, There and Everywhere: Outsourcing and Offshoring

    After decades of sending work across the world, companies are rethinking their offshoring strategies.

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    Thinking competitively about China

    Does the United States benefit from having a strategic competitor? We share the common assessment that the U.S.-China relationship will be the most important geopolitical relationship this century. But is this competition from China merely a threat, or also potentially an opportunity for the U.S.? We think it can be the latter.

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    Getting ready for a new era in U.S.-Mexico ties

    U.S.-Mexico relations have been dominated for the past six years by efforts to address drug trafficking and organized crime-related violence. This was the right thing to do while violence spiked in Mexico, but with a new administration in office after the swearing in of President Enrique Peña Nieto over the weekend, the time has come to re-balance the bilateral relationship.

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    Trade Deal Between U.S. and Europe May Come to the Forefront

    A free-trade agreement between the United States and Europe, elusive for more than a decade but with a potentially huge economic effect, is gaining momentum and may finally be attainable, business and political leaders say.

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    Competition on the Cliff

    Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter on US competitiveness and the "fiscal cliff."

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    Obama's New Cabinet: Time for a Strong Commerce Secretary

    As President Obama mulls over the appointments for his second term cabinet, there's one job that deserves a much higher priority than it's had in the recent past: the Commerce Secretary.

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    How States and Localities Can Get Off the Economic Development Treadmill

    Turning around the U.S. economy, and by extension the 50 state and thousands of local economies, will require a robust national innovation and competitiveness strategy focused on what we call the four "T's": corporate Tax reduction and reform; increased public investment in Technology and Talent, and much tougher Trade enforcement.

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    US confirms tariffs on China's solar industry

    The United States hit China with tariffs as high as 250 percent on Wednesday for selling solar cells below fair value, while also imposing a separate 16 percent tariff to counteract Chinese subsidies to its solar firms.

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    RPT-China options limited as U.S. panel outcasts Huawei, ZTE

    China's leading telecom equipment makers accused in a U.S. congressional report of being a potential security risk may face fresh scrutiny in other markets, while American firms operating in China could be vulnerable to retaliation.

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    Regulatory policy puts the US at disadvantage, says report

    The United States has become less competitive internationally and government regulations are a major factor, according to a report by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

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    ITIF Report Details 50 Policies to Bolster U.S. "Traded Sector" Competitiveness

    A comprehensive strategy aimed at strengthening U.S. establishments competing in global markets is needed for the United States to boost short-term recovery and long-term prosperity, according to a report released today by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

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    Time to overhaul the U.S. international tax rules

    A Senate hearing this week demonstrated yet again why it's time to modernize U.S. tax rules so companies can compete around the world and in the process create jobs back home in the United States.

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    US set for industrial revival, says study

    The US is on course to regain its status as a global industrial powerhouse, in spite of indications in recent months that the recovery is running out of steam, says a study published on Friday.

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    WTO Filing a Step Toward Enhancing Competitiveness

    Many so-called experts have mocked the Obama Administration's latest trade action against China as being fundamentally useless, the economic equivalent of spitting into the wind. After all, factory job seem like a relic of the past. Yet by our calculations, the U.S. could regain 4 million jobs in manufacturing at relatively low cost--if we follow the right policies.

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    Trade Deficit Details Reveal Continuing Competitiveness and Policy Failures

    The slight 0.25 percent increase in the overall U.S. trade deficit in July concealed big deficit increases in categories critical to restoring American prosperity and preserving global economic leadership--manufacturing and high tech products.

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    Trade and China

    Protectionism is inefficient, subject to public choice problems, and likely to lead to our trade partners to engage in retaliatory protectionism.

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    A Billion-Dollar Profit Idea for Apple That Puts Americans to Work

    Daniel Cunningham has a billion-dollar idea for Apple: Start building the iPhone intended for American markets in the United States. The result? A billion dollars in additional profit for the company.

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    China's slowing economy could complicate relationship with U.S.

    The Chinese economy on Friday showed worrisome signs of slowing down, a development that not only threatens global economic growth but also may complicate the relationship between China and the United States.

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    No tax escape for foreign earnings of U.S. companies

    It's not surprising that large multinational corporations strongly support a territorial tax system, which, they say, would make them more competitive with foreign rivals. What they don't say, and what President Obama stresses, is that eliminating federal taxes on foreign profits would create a powerful incentive for companies to shift even more jobs and investment overseas.

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    The U.S. Medical Device Industry in 2012: Challenges at Home and Abroad

    Revenue in the device industry will not grow as quickly over the next five years, and the increasingly strict regulatory environment will remain a significant hindrance.

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    Outsourcing: Sorting Through the Politics

    The problem is not outsourcing but rather it is inappropriate outsourcing--purchasing abroad products that could be made as or more cost-effectively at home. Those swell the trade deficit, which imposes great costs, and both President Obama and Governor Romney own some of that problem.

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    U.S. could lose out when Russia joins the World Trade Organization

    The Cold War ended a while ago. But it is about to be refought on a limited basis as the U.S. House and Senate face a late July deadline to change a 1974 law and make a new trade ally out of an old political enemy. Driving the legislative decision is a chance to give permanent normal trade relations status to a country that now boasts the world's sixth-largest economy.

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    US Congress Looks To Extend AGOA

    Bipartisan bills have been introduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives to continue the expansion of United States trade with sub-Saharan Africa and Central America, by means of extending and changing key provisions of the African Growth and Opportunity Act and the Dominican Republic-Central America-US free trade agreement.

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    How Can Mature Economies Achieve Stronger Global Competitiveness?

    Conference Board Chief Economist Bart van Ark analyzes how mature economies can achieve even stronger competitiveness.

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    EU and U.S. inch toward talks on free trade area

    The United States and the European Union on Wednesday inched closer to starting negotiations on a long-awaited free trade deal, with the release of a report calling for wide-ranging market opening and mutual acceptance of product standards.

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    Vestas CEO sees US market down 80 pct in 2013

    The head of the world's biggest wind turbine maker, Vestas, says that the U.S. wind turbine market is likely to fall by 80 percent next year because of the expected expiration of an important tax credit.

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    The State of Trade, Competitiveness and Economic Well-being in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

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    US official urges repeal of Russia trade law

    U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said Thursday that the repeal of a U.S. law that can be used to put trade restrictions on Russia is a top priority for his office this year.

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    US official urges repeal of Russia trade law

    U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk said Thursday that the repeal of a U.S. law that can be used to put trade restrictions on Russia is a top priority for his office this year.

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    U.S. tariffs on Chinese solar panels could slow industry

    The Commerce Department's decision to slap a stiff tariff on solar panels from China is projected to increase solar electricity prices in the United States, affect demand for solar panels and hurt U.S. jobs.

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    US imposes tariffs on Chinese solar imports

    The finding is a major victory for a group of U.S. solar panel manufacturers that alleges China is flooding the U.S. market with underpriced solar panels and subsidizing its solar industry in a way that violates World Trade Organization rules.

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    Strengthening America's economic recovery by reaching beyond our borders

    As we celebrate the success of the National Export Initiative and its positive impact on our economy, we must also commit to ensuring that its momentum continues. Providing more opportunities and support for U.S. companies to export their goods and services makes good economic sense--and American workers deserve nothing less.

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    Shattering the Myths About U.S. Trade Policy

    The United States economy has to grow faster than its long-run potential to absorb its high levels of unemployment, argue Robert Z. Lawrence and Lawrence Edwards.

  • Research
    Choosing the United States

    Over the last four decades companies have dispersed more and more of their activities across the globe. Data and analysis from Michael E. Porter and Jan W. Rivkin suggest that the U.S. is losing out on location decisions at an alarming rate, even for high value adding activities such as R&D that it should be able to attract.

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    The Incentive Bubble

    The last three decades have seen American capitalism transformed by a simple idea—that the evaluation and compensation of managers and investors should be outsourced to financial markets, says Professor Mihir A. Desai.