, R Street Institute
Event: Securing the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
Halie Craig & Clark Packard

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, policymakers have become increasingly concerned about the pharmaceutical supply chain—and ensuring the American public…

Building Resilient Medical Supply Chains Through Trade Agreements
Bill Watson & Clark Packard


The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted policymakers to question whether economic globalization has left the United States overly vulnerable to foreign events and actions that could…

The U.S. Must Partner with Allies to Strengthen Our Supply Chains
William Gray

Following the Biden administration’s report about supply chain vulnerabilities in the wake of COVID-19, it is critical the United States embrace market dynamics, trade agreements and international…

Reforms at the WTO: Beyond Archaic Binaries
Clark Packard

From Observer Research Foundation:

When the next round of negotiations begin, India will finally have an opportunity to raise its own issues as well. Based on the concerns of the Trump…

, Diplomatic History
Pandemic Protectionism: Revisiting the 1918 “Spanish” Flu in the Era of COVID-19
Clark Packard

From Diplomatic History:

For the sake of their sanity, best not tell them that the Trump Administration was also successfully dismantling the WTO from within, while simultaneously fighting a…

, The New Center
Outlines of a Biden China Shift are Emerging
Halie Craig & Clark Packard

From The New Center:

The renewal of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) would allow Congress to grant the president “conditional constitutional authority to negotiate trade agreements…in…

, R Street Institute
Event: Frictions and Opportunities: Exploring Washington and Beijing’s Economic Relationship
Clark Packard

From R Street Institute:

The relationship between the United States and China is the most important bilateral economic relationship in the world right now. Over the last several years,…

, Export Compliance Daily
Free Trader, Longtime USTR Staffer Are Sadder and Wiser on China
Clark Packard

From Export Compliance Daily:

“I was in favor of welcoming China into the trading system,” he said. But now, Ikenson said during a June 9 webinar hosted by the R Street Institute, he has come to…

Trade and Immigration: The Endless Frontier Act’s Missing Elements
Clark Packard

In the coming days, the U.S. Senate will almost certainly pass a large, bipartisan bill aimed at countering China’s economic practices. At its core, the bill would provide subsidies to certain…

, National Interest
The Political Significance of the TRIPS Waiver
Gary Winslett

By supporting a TRIPS waiver, the Biden administration is effectively declaring an end to the United States engaging in vaccine nationalism.
Early this month, U.S. Trade Representative Katherine…

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