- “It’s Time to Negotiate a New Economic Relationship with China,” by Simon Lester and Huan Zhu
- “Into the Abyss: Is a U.S.-China Trade War Inevitable?,” by Daniel J. Ikenson
Using national security as justification isn’t credible, and retaliation would hit export-competitive industries.
There is still a long way to go before the UK negotiates free trade deals of its own, but once it does its trade policy team is in good hands.
Since President Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Accord there has been talk of other countries imposing “carbon tariffs” in response.
We will never achieve a good tax reform by trusting bad revenue estimates.
President Trump and other free trade skeptics fail to understand the true beauty of open markets.
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By Simon Lester and Huan Zhu. Free Trade Bulletin No. 70. April 4, 2017.
By Daniel J. Ikenson. Free Trade Bulletin No. 69. February 6, 2017.
By Daniel R. Pearson. Free Trade Bulletin No. 66. April 11, 2016.
By K. William Watson. Free Trade Bulletin No. 65. March 9, 2016.
As China’s economic power has increased, so has criticism of its market-distorting economic practices. The U.S. government has brought international trade complaints against China and used unilateral actions and threats, but U.S. businesses are unsatisfied with the results. In a new paper, Cato scholars Simon Lester and Huan Zhu argue that an overly aggressive approach runs the risk of a serious U.S.-China trade war, and instead, the United States should initiate formal negotiations on a trade agreement with China.
Demonstrating his preference for action over reason, President Trump signed an executive order to officially withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. On the one hand, it’s refreshing to witness the rare act of a politician fulfilling a campaign pledge. On the other hand, there is nothing else good about it.
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