Tag Archives: Obama and trade

Dramatic New Trade Developments, They Keep Happening.

Developments keep happening demonstrating how global trade is dramatically changing and encompassing a broad range of newer topics. For example, the issue of foreign corporate  corruption continues to get top treatment by the U.S. Dept. of Justice, U.S. – Russia … Continue reading

Posted in Global Trade Relations | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Three New Bilateral Trade Agreements — What’s the Real Impact? — Economic or Political?

Congress just passed the bilateral trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama. This is clearly a rare bipartisan act and a success for President Obama. But what is the real significance of these new free-trade agreements? Is it economic (read … Continue reading

Posted in Global Trade Relations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two Questionable Trade Proposals …. “Buy American” & Currency / Subsidy Determinations.

The “Buy American” provision in President Obama’s “American Jobs Act” is viewed by some as an “anti-stimulus trade provision” similar to that in the earlier 2009 stimulus legislation. This may very well be illegal under WTO rules. Remember the uproar … Continue reading

Posted in Global Trade Relations | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment