Tag Archives: TPA

U.S. & Global Trade — U.S. Global Leadership Role at Issue.

     Most important trade news the last few weeks have concerned TPA and Congress and the recent  blocking of TPA on procedural grounds in the Senate. This is extremely unfortunate for a broad range of reasons  including economic, geopolitical and … Continue reading

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Obama Trade Policy and “Fast Track” — Does the President Need to be More Aggressive?

              Unlike the very broad foreign affairs powers of the president, reinforced by his powers as commander-in-chief, the president’s authority in trade is significantly different and greatly less.    The Constitution gives the exclusive authority to Congress to regulate international … Continue reading

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Currency Manipulation and Tobacco — Two Trade Issues in Search of a Solution.

    Two recent trade developments concerning currency manipulation and tobacco litigation are very interesting. These global financial and public health issues should be addressed further  in the forthcoming congressional debate next year over the renewal of ‘Fast Track’ authority (Trade Promotion Authority), which is … Continue reading

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