January 30, 2020

Can the Us‐​China Trade Deal Be Enforced?

The U.S.-China deal’s “dispute resolution” mechanism is a step backwards, and is less likely to induce reform in China on intellectual property, technology transfer, and other issues than the dispute provisions found in most other trade agreements.

The Hill (Online)

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.