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The Lesson of TikTok

Without a set of common international rules governing data, we will face a fragmented world, rife with uncertainty, that hurts both companies and consumers.

July 16, 2020
Live Online Policy Forum

The Future of the World Trade Organization

Featuring James Bacchus, Former WTO Appellate Body Jurist; former U.S. Congressman; and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; Simon Lester, Associate Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Inu Manak, Research Fellow, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Daniel Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
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The Politics of Renegotiating NAFTA

We should be happy that Trump did not try to withdraw from NAFTA, but we should be uncomfortable with the way the NAFTA renegotiation took place, and also with some of the USMCA results. 

July 7, 2020
Commentary

WTO Signals National Security No Longer Trump Card in Trade Disputes

A new ruling by the World Trade Organization in a dispute between two Middle Eastern states has added further refutation of the view of the Trump Administration that the WTO cannot second‐​guess sovereign states when they restrict trade for what they claim are reasons of national security.

Newsweek
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Voting on WTO Withdrawal

Requests for a congressional withdrawal vote may not have been designed to promote WTO reform, but nevertheless there is an opportunity to put forward reform proposals.