Trade

Publications

, Wall Street Journal
The Steel Industry Gets What It Wants on Tariffs
Media Coverage

From the Wall Street Journal:
“This type of process is relatively opaque and inherently prone to favoritism,” said Clark Packard, trade-policy counsel at the free-market think tank R Street…

, CNBC
China chip hack: Impact on US-China relations
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From CNBC:
Michael Hirson of Eurasia Group and Clark Packard of R Street Institute discuss a bombshell report alleging that spy chips installed by a Chinese company have been found in hardware used…

, Reason
NAFTA Rewrite Could Warp Automakers’ Supply Chains, Increase Prices
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From Reason:
“I think this creates a weird incentive,” says Clark Packard, a trade policy analyst at the R Street Institute. “Companies could instead just forgo duty-free trading under USMCA and…

Conservative Group Coalition Letter In Opposition to Duty Drawback Excise Tax Restrictions
Kevin Kosar

Re: CBP Dec. 18–09; Docket No. USCBP–2018– 0033

Dear Secretary Mnuchin, Director Mulvaney, Administrator McAleenan, and Administrator Rao:

On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we…

Sorry, President Trump, but your tariffs on steel and aluminum will cost the U.S. dearly
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From Investor’s Business Daily:
As the R Street Institute think tank reminds us, “According to 2015 U.S. Census data, steel mills employ about 140,000 Americans, while steel-consuming industries,…

, Business Insider
Donald Trump’s NAFTA approach is doomed
Clark Packard

The United States and Mexico came to terms on a new “agreement” last month that would, in theory, replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Or, at least, part of it. But to make the…

, Globalist Rebellion
The agreement with Mexico: Less than NAFTA and less than TPP
Bill Watson

The United States and Mexico announced yesterday that they have reached formal agreement on a number of issues in the NAFTA renegotiation.  While it still remains very unclear how this development…

, Washington Examiner
Woof: Trump’s tariffs are hurting us dogs
Murray Rothbark

Thanks largely to the foresight of Cordell Hull, former President Franklin Roosevelt’s Secretary of State, trade policy has been a vital component of broader American foreign ‘paw’licy since…

, Reason
More questions than answers on Trump’s trade deal with Mexico
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From Reason:
“The agreement needs to include Canada as well,” says Clark Packard, trade policy counsel at the R Street Institute, a free market think tank in Washington, D.C. “It’s obvious that the…

, Washington Examiner
How an overzealous trade agency is targeting American businesses
Bill Watson

When Comcast designed a mobile app for its cable customers to schedule DVR recordings over the Internet, the company likely had no idea they would end up violating a federal importation law. But…