Trade

Publications

, The National Interest
Trump’s Border and Tariff Stand-Offs Will Cost Him a Trade Win on NAFTA 2.0
Clark Packard

The Trump administration plans a full-court press in the coming months to convince Congress and the American people that the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) should be ratified. But…

, Forbes
Once A Role Model, U.S. Sets Dangerous Example On Trade
Media Coverage

From Forbes:

But the grounds for those actions appear shaky at best, and at worst are a thinly veiled excuse for garden variety protectionism.

, Federal Register
Certain Mobile Electronic Devices and Radio Frequency and Processing Components Thereof; Notice of the Commission’s Final Determination Finding No Violation of Section 337; Termination of the Investigation
Media Coverage

From Federal Register:

The Commission received a number of public interest statements from third parties, including but not limited to Intel Corporation; ACT/The App Association; the American…

, Bloomberg
U.S., China Trade Talks to Resume as Trump Vows ‘Excellent’ Deal
Media Coverage

From Bloomberg:

“The president is desperate for a deal,” said Clark Packard, trade-policy counsel at the R Street Institute, a think tank based in Washington. “I don’t think he wants to…

R Street Policy Study 167: Crisis and Opportunity: The Multilateral Trading System at a Crossroads
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (March 18) – The World Trade Organization (WTO) and its rules-based trading system is currently facing the most serious challenge it has seen in its seven-decade history. The rise of…

Crisis and Opportunity: The Multilateral Trading System at a Crossroads
Clark Packard

“For 80 years, the United States has led the global economic order. Far from a victim of this system, the United States is a primary beneficiary. We have shaped it according to our interests and the…

Boosting the Center-Left’s Case for Free Trade
Clark Packard

As Dartmouth College economist Douglas Irwin masterfully documents in his most recent book, “Clashing Over Commerce: A History of US Trade Policy,” trade politics have been contentious since the…

, The National Interest
What Trump’s Updates to NAFTA Mean for the Internet
Bill Watson & Clark Packard

Perhaps the biggest change in the quarter-century since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed has been the way the internet has fundamentally reshaped how human beings…

R Sheet on Section 232 Reform
Philip Wallach & James Wallner

Note: This version is updated to correct an error in the version posted on Feb. 19, 2019.

, Vox
Trump wants Congress to give him more power to impose tariffs
Media Coverage

From Vox:

And once you look at the big picture, the average tariff in the US is more in line with our major trading partners, Clark Packard, a trade expert at the R Street Institute, a free…