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Global Trade & Geopolitics Today — China, Cyberespionage, Sanctions, Bribery ……. Trade is More than Trade.

           Huge issues concerning global trade policy have emerged the last few weeks. They range from new economic sanctions, inequality and trade agreements,  foreign investment treaties, global bribery, new WTO panel decisions against China, multinational taxation, and cyberespionage for commercial … Continue reading

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“That Used to Be Us” — Get Back to Our Values, Job Creation and Today’s Global System.

Here are many of the major points that are made in the new book by Tom Friedman and Mike Mandelbaum, THAT USED TO BE US (2012). They have been made before but they should be repeated until they sink in.  … Continue reading

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Mexico G-20 Meeting Promises Not to Use Trade Restrictions to Promote Business — How Long Will this Last? We’ll See.

The G-20  meeting recently concluded in Mexico with a  promise by countries not to protect their businesses by restricting trade (“stand-still agreement”). This is somewhat of a success in light of creeping protectionism and the declining global economy. How long observing this … Continue reading

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Two New Trade Decisions — Fair Determinations for Newer Trade Issues? … Yes.

     There were two interesting developments yesterday in the U.S. pertaining to trade law and import remedies.       The first involved an administrative setback for Apple and the second a judicial setback for the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. Both decisions seem to be fair and … Continue reading

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Reshoring, Corporate Strategy & Globalization — Overriding Low Wages & Low Taxes? …. Not Likely.

Over the last two years the Boston Consulting Group published two studies assessing global business strategy and leadership in the era of globalization. Two salient conclusions jump out from these studies. One, U.S. firms are likely to return some off-shore manufacturing … Continue reading

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National Security, Global Competitiveness, and Rules of the Road — The Right Balance at APEC & ASEAN — Promoting A Rules-Based Foreign Policy.

At the recent APEC and ASEAN trade meetings President Obama was concerned about balancing strategic and national security with global trade and competitiveness of U.S. firms. He also set a clearer tone for U.S. foreign policy, one promoting a rules-based system. This … Continue reading

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