June 2017 Monthly Article – Researching NAFTA

On May 18, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer formerly notified Congress that he would be renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with partners Mexico and Canada. With this notice, the administration can begin renegotiations after 90 days. Even though the overwhelming majority of economists tout the value of international trade […]

May 2017 Monthly Article – US China Trade Deal

On May 11, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced a new U.S.- China trade agreement. However, the new deal is not a sweeping general trade agreement – it only targets select sectors. Many of the points in the agreement have been discussed in ongoing negotiations that precede the Trump administration. Much detail still must be […]

April 2017 Monthly Article – Companies and the Total Cost of Business

I recently had a student make a comment in a class that I was teaching that she was excited because a tax is going to be applied to all imports coming in to the U.S., and this would be forcing American companies that have moved operations to foreign countries to come back home. Her enthusiasm […]

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