Why Economists Hate Tariffs
On the podcast: How the Smoot-Hawley Act of 1930 embroiled the U.S. in a trade war and prolonged the Great Depression.
A Cold War Is Coming, and It Isn’t China’s Fault
Why Washington should stop treating Beijing like an adversary.
Counterfeiters Will Win the Trade War
The clash between Washington and Beijing is hurting the fight against fake goods.
Trump Is Losing His Own 3D Chess Game
Trade is a complex global system. The White House has misidentified the problem—and created much bigger ones.
Smiles Won’t Get CEOs Far in China
Beijing sees business as politics, and multinationals need to adjust.
Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy Could Leave U.S. Defense Industry Behind
Fallout from Trump’s moves on trade and foreign relations was evident at a major international air show.
Trump’s Views on Trade Aren’t a Passing Fad
The United States and Europe must find a synthesis between the free trading dogmas of yesterday and the nationalist impulses of today.
Unpacking Trump’s ‘Alternative Facts’ on NAFTA
Mischaracterizations, bad math, and outright falsehoods are imperiling the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal — and endangering hundreds of thousands of American jobs.
Trump’s Renegotiation of NAFTA Could Skunk Your Corona
Trouble brews for Mexican beer as uncertainty over trade policies threatens U.S. exports of two key ingredients
Senate Confirms Trump Trade Pick, Clearing Way for NAFTA Overhaul
Robert Lighthizer, a former Reagan-era trade official, is seen as too protectionist by some key Republicans, who refused to back him.
Trump’s Steel Tariffs Are a Surefire Way to Hurt the Rust Belt
Tariffs would raise costs for steel-consuming industries, potentially killing a "massive amount of jobs."
Trump Takes Aim at NAFTA Once Again
With reported plans to pull out of the trade pact, the administration seeks to ratchet up pressure on Canada and Mexico.
Japan Wants to Revive the Trans Pacific Partnership Even Without the U.S.
Here's the thinking behind the decision.
India Stands in the Way of China’s Free Trade Ambitions
India’s refusal to open its markets is dashing China’s hopes to dominate trade in Asia.
Trump Hits China on Trade Ahead of Xi Meeting
The president called out China for the U.S. trade deficit and American job losses.
Wary of Protectionism, U.S. Agriculture Wages Charm Offensive to Save Mexican Exports
With talk of a trade war, tariffs, and reprisals, Mexico is looking for new suppliers of food.
Democrats Need a Strong Alternative to Trump’s ‘Economic Nationalism’
Trump’s narrative is simple: Foreigners have been taking advantage of the United States and its workers.
Ross Wants to Start Redoing NAFTA By This Summer
The commerce secretary wants to move quickly to reopen talks -- but has little leverage to extract big concessions.
Economists Take Aim at Trump Trade Theory — Again
Top Trump trade advisor Peter Navarro said Monday trade deficits undermine national security, but economists disagree.