Congress and the Administration Should Advance Free Trade to Aid in COVID-19 Economic Recovery

Relations between the U.S. and China are increasingly icy, and justifiably so given China’s mishandling of COVID-19 and its undermining of Hong Kong’s autonomy. However, even as overall tensions rise, it is important to remember that the trade dispute between the U.S. and China continues to take a toll on the U.S. economy and the pocketbooks of Americans. As … Continue reading Congress and the Administration Should Advance Free Trade to Aid in COVID-19 Economic Recovery

Should International Bureaucrats Control US Tax Policy?

For more than a year, Europe has pressured the U.S. into a global pact to increase taxes on big tech firms. The U.S. just pulled out of those negotiations. This was the right decision, but made for the wrong reasons. A new proposal, led by European members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, … Continue reading Should International Bureaucrats Control US Tax Policy?

Remembering the Benefits of Trade

International trade benefits and enhances the lives of Americans every day. In these uncertain times, it is more important than ever to reiterate the importance of trade to America. In that context, President Donald Trump has proclaimed May 17-23 World Trade Week. The president encourages “Americans to observe this week with events, trade shows, and educational programs that celebrate … Continue reading Remembering the Benefits of Trade

Why Trade Freedom Will Be Key to Post-COVID-19 Global Economic Rebound

The World Trade Organization recently reported that half of its member countries currently imposing coronavirus pandemic-related export-control restrictions were not reporting those controls. The report highlighted the lack of transparency and long-term risks that shortsighted restrictions pose to trade flows and global supply chains. In particular, the World Trade Organization report noted, “80 countries and separate customs territories … Continue reading Why Trade Freedom Will Be Key to Post-COVID-19 Global Economic Rebound

China’s ‘Economic’ Losses Aren’t Because of US Trade Success

China’s economic growth has been slowing down, but it was slowing down before President Donald Trump entered the White House, and it will continue to slow down, regardless of whether the U.S.-China trade dispute continues or not. Supporters of the administration’s trade policy often cite the decline in China’s largest stock market, the Shanghai Stock … Continue reading China’s ‘Economic’ Losses Aren’t Because of US Trade Success

Thank God for Free Trade ‘Avocados From Mexico’

It is difficult to read the phrase “avocados from Mexico” without singing the catchy tune from a popular Super Bowl commercial. These commercials ring true today for American guacamole lovers because the triple-digit heat and wildfires in California are hurting their avocado crop. Temperatures above 115 degrees have led to major crop losses as many fruits prematurely fell off … Continue reading Thank God for Free Trade ‘Avocados From Mexico’

Trump’s Trade Policies Undermining Benefits of Tax Cuts, Slashing Regulations

Last week, the U.S. government hosted its annual SelectUSA Investment Summit just outside of Washington, D.C. The event often draws a good crowd of potential foreign investors looking for opportunities to invest in America. With the president’s cuts to the corporate tax rate and regulations, the United States will continue to be a prime destination … Continue reading Trump’s Trade Policies Undermining Benefits of Tax Cuts, Slashing Regulations

Trump’s Tariffs Are Pushing American Companies to Leave

Harley-Davidson’s motto is “All for freedom. Freedom for all.” Today, however, the freedom to trade in America is deteriorating—and because of that, the iconic motorcycle manufacturer will be moving some of its production overseas. The United States imposed tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum in March. On June 1, America’s closest trading partners, … Continue reading Trump’s Tariffs Are Pushing American Companies to Leave

Here Are 5 Reasons Why Trump’s Tariff Bailouts Are a Bad Idea

The Trump administration is planning to spend as much as $12 billion in aid to help farmers hurt by the administration’s tariffs. By acknowledging the need for aid to farmers, the Trump administration is admitting that its tariff strategy is hurting Americans. There are multiple reasons why providing aid to farmers to offset the effects of tariffs … Continue reading Here Are 5 Reasons Why Trump’s Tariff Bailouts Are a Bad Idea