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Simon Lester

Associate Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies

The New U.S.-Japan Trade Deal

The United States and Japan signed a trade agreement yesterday. As of this moment, it looks like the deal will be implemented, but whether it will expand into a comprehensive trade agreement, and even how long it will last, remains unclear.


Delivering a New Postal Trade Deal

When the United States has reasonable concerns about international economic agreements, other governments are often willing to listen and make the necessary reforms.


Taking on China

It would be nice if someone would eventually "take on" China, in the sense of adopting an approach to trade policy that encourages China to liberalize.