EU to Refuse Trade Negotiations with Non-Parties to the Climate Accord

Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director, Institute of International Economic Law

EU to Refuse Trade Negotiations with Non-Parties to the Climate Accord

Workers adjust European Commission logo, Chris Brummer comments on circumstance
Workers adjust and clean the logo of the European Commission at the entrance to its headquarters Reuters

The European Union will reportedly refuse to sign trade deals with countries that do not ratify the Paris climate change agreement and take steps to combat global warming, under a new Brussels policy.   With the United States the sole holdout, the stance could permanently derail TTIP negotiations already halted under the Trump administration.

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NAFTA’s Prospects For Survival Increase

Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director, Institute of International Economic Law

NAFTA's Prospects For Survival Increase

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin discusses NAFTA renegotiation, Chris Brummer comments
Photo of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin by Andres Kudacki/Associated Press

According to various news sources, NAFTA appears set for renegotiation, not cancellation.  Senior officials from Treasury, the Agriculture Department and USTR have all signaled that the chances of termination have diminished.

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The TPP Could Create New Value Chains in Asia, Independent of China and US

Professor of Law : Georgetown University, and Director, Institute of International Economic Law

The TPP Could Create New Value Chains in Asia, Independent of China and US

Chris Brummer Comments on TPP, Trump arrives at World Economic Forum
U.S. President Donald Trump arrives for the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 25. Source: asia.nikkei.com

The new TPP could create a new force for treatymaking unaligned with either China or the United States, according to new analysis from Bannon’s.

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