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Made in America and Wherever Else It May Be Necessary

There have been urgent calls to require pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers to create all their products in the U.S. – but is that wise?

Elizabeth Wright May 22, 2020
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Now is Not the Time to Disrupt Medical Supply Chains with Buy American Policies

When the nation is in the middle of an unprecedented public health crisis, it is not the time to impose restrictions on federal agency purchases.

Elizabeth Wright March 19, 2020
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USMCA a Win for North American Trade and Economic Growth

USMCA heads to President Trump's desk, after Senate passes the bill 89-10.

Deborah Collier January 16, 2020
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Passing USMCA Must be Top Fall Priority for Congress

The time has come for the 25-year-old NAFTA to receive a much-needed update.

Peter Klensch September 10, 2019
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Time is Ticking on USMCA

In 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) entered into force, creating a partnership between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico that progressively eliminated tariffs and all duties and quantitative restrictions, except for a limited number...

Deborah Collier September 10, 2019
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China Stabilizes Its Currency A Day After Being Labeled Currency Manipulator

China has a long-standing practice of intervening in its markets to suppress the value of the yuan.

Allen Johnson August 6, 2019
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U.S. Must Guard Against Trade War Escalation Using Rare Earth Elements

As the U.S.-China trade war escalates, rare earth elements have become a focal point of economic tension.  Described as an “ace in Beijing's hand", China produces 81 percent of the world’s rare earth elements, with the U.S.

CAGW Staff June 12, 2019
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Chinese Data on Trade Shows Imports From America Have Fallen in 2019

About a year ago, President Donald Trump’s administration imposed heavy tariffs on foreign manufactured aluminum and steel.  This triggered a domino effect of retaliatory tariffs with China.

Allen Johnson April 12, 2019
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NAFTA Negotiators Should Promote Strong IP Rights

As the May 18 deadline for negotiating a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) looms, negotiators should consider closely how intellectual property (IP) rights will be treated between the countries involved.

Deborah Collier May 11, 2018
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President Trump's Drug Costs Proposals Coming Soon

The President has already made some good policy decisions and has offered other proposals that will help to lower drug costs.

Elizabeth Wright May 4, 2018
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Trade Negotiations Should Review Findings of Special 301 Report

During President Trump’s campaign and throughout his first 100 days in office, there was a great deal of discussion about tearing up or renegotiating various trade agreements, especially the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) among the U.S...

Deborah Collier April 28, 2017
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The TPA Debate: Fears & Facts about “Fast-Track”

When Chicken Little said “The sky is falling!” and convinced his barnyard brethren of the same, the facts notwithstanding, he practically invented fear-mongering.

Thomas Schatz May 27, 2015

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