US, China reach partial agreement on trade

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

US, China reach partial agreement on trade

 

Image of three financial leaders standing in front of Chinese and American flags
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President Trump has agreed to a limited trade agreement with Beijing that will roll back existing tariff rates on Chinese goods and cancel new levies set to take effect Sunday as part of a deal to boost Chinese purchases of U.S. farm goods and obtain other concessions.  (WSJ story is here).

Former USTR Mike Froman, has, however, offered some criticism, characterizing it as a purchase and sale agreement failing to address America’s substantive concerns with China's trade practices.

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Mexico’s Economy Minister Wants to Shift Focus Away from Trade Deficits

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Mexico's Economy Minister Wants to Shift Focus Away from Trade Deficits

Mexico economy trade minister comments on NAFTA on Chris Brummer's site MiniLateralism
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The United States, Mexico and Canada are gearing up to re-negotiate NAFTA. President Trump is calling for a smaller trade deficit (the trade deficit from the U.S. to Mexico is $64 Billion).

Mexico relies heavily on the U.S. because 80% of its exports are sold to the United States. Mexico's economy minister argues if NAFTA is abandoned, the U.S. trade deficit could rise even higher.

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