Trade

Publications

, Reason
Trump’s Threatened Tariffs on Mexican Imports Might Not Happen. They Have Costs Anyway.
Media Coverage

From Reason:

“The overall problem here is one of U.S. credibility going forward,” says Clark Packard, trade policy counsel at the R Street Institute, a free market think tank. “Why would other…

, Congressional Quarterly
Q&A on China Trade With R Street Institute’s Clark Packard
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President Donald Trump’s decision to boost tariffs on Chinese goods from 10 to 25 percent last month has set off a new round of hand-wringing by conservative free-traders. Clark Packard, a trade…

, Bloomberg
Trump Barrels Into Uncharted Waters With Tariffs as Weapon
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From Bloomberg:

An increasing reliance on emergency declarations may eventually push Congress to act to take back some of its power, according to James Wallner, a senior fellow at R Street and a…

, Cheddar
China Reportedly Halting U.S. Soy Purchases, Considers Placing Rare Earths Restrictions of U.S.
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From Cheddar:

China’s latest move in its trade war with the U.S. is stopping purchases of U.S. soy until the dispute is resolved, according to a report from Bloomberg. Clark Packard, Trade…

, Indy Politics
Making Sense of Trump’s Trade Policy
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From Indy Politics:

Trump has responded to every trade grievance, real or imagined, with the same tactic: tariffs. There are smarter, more tailored responses availablesuch as…

, Pursuit
What Donald Trump Still Doesn’t Get About Trade
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From Pursuit:

R Street Institute Senior Fellow James Wallner frankly sums up President Trump’s position that “tariffs will make America strong again […] misses that which has made…

, Cheddar
Following Trump’s Orders, Google Bans Huawei’s Access to Android
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From Cheddar:

“The United States has very legitimate complaints about the way China is handling the high tech sector,” Clark Packard, a trade policy manager at the public policy firm R Street…

, Cheddar
Google Pulls Back From Embattled Chinese Tech Giant Huawei
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From Cheddar:

Google is cutting back some of its business with Chinese tech giant Huawei. Clark Packard, trade policy manager at R Street Institute, discusses the developments.

, Washington Examiner
Congress hates Trump’s tariffs, yet sits by idly instead of acting
James Wallner

There are numerous ways for Congress to check the president. In recent years, its members have frequently opted to pass so-called resolutions of disapproval to reverse administrative actions after…

, Washington Examiner
US needs commercial allies in Asia
Clark Packard

With both sides retreating to their respective
corners, it appears the trade conflict between the United States and China, the
two largest economies in the world, isn’t going to end anytime…