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Germany’s Merkel vows not to give up on US free trade deal

June 20, 2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Tuesday to seek a broad agreement on trade at next month’s Group of 20 summit and told German business leaders that she won’t give up on a free-trade deal between Europe... READ MORE


Trump: ‘We may terminate’ U.S.-South Korea trade agreement

April 28, 2017

President Trump threatened to terminate the U.S. trade agreement with South Korea in an interview Thursday night, declaring that the five-year-old accord with a key ally was “a horrible deal” that has... READ MORE


Canada open to renegotiating free trade with Trump

November 12, 2016

Canada’s ambassador to Washington said Wednesday that Canada is open to renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement if that’s what President-elect Donald Trump wants. Ambassador David MacNau... READ MORE


Asia doesn’t think Trump is serious about ripping up trade agreements

November 10, 2016

Donald Trump could not have been clearer in his election campaign: China is cheating the United States out of millions of jobs and will be forced to behave, through dramatically higher tariffs if nece... READ MORE


Trump, Clinton target trade deals at a time when globalization is stalling

September 27, 2016

The steady march of globalization that powered the world economy for the past 30 years is stalling out at a time when leading political figures in the United States and elsewhere have become increasin... READ MORE


Key ingredients of opposition to free trade? Prejudice and nationalism

August 22, 2016

Economic globalization hasn’t won any popularity contests this summer. After 25 million primary voters supported the protectionist rhetoric of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, both parties’ national c... READ MORE


U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorses Obama’s Pacific Rim trade pact

January 6, 2016

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce formally endorsed President Obama's Pacific Rim trade accord Wednesday, becoming the third major business association to support the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership th... READ MORE


The United States tries to euthanize the Doha round

December 14, 2015

One of the truisms of the postwar multilateral trade negotiations is that each “round” of trade talks has been longer than the previous one. The Uruguay round, which led to the creation of the World T... READ MORE