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July 29, 2016, 11:43 am, 1658654

Democratic VP nominee Tim Kaine was interviewed on CNN about his position on the TPP:

Kaine also denied he had changed his stance on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, insisting that he has not "shifted my position on that."

Kaine voted to grant President Barack Obama fast-track authority to negotiate TPP and ...

July 28, 2016, 3:43 pm, 1658278

I've mentioned this before, but I'm still baffled. This is from GOP VP nominee Mike Pence:

“With the TPP, it feels a little bit like Obamacare, you remember when Nancy Pelosi said, ‘we gotta pass this bill so we can find out what’s in it,’” Pence said Thursday on the ...

July 28, 2016, 11:43 am, 1658189

The FT explains how complicated this is:

Membership of the EU’s customs union — that is, having a common external tariff applied to imports from the rest of the world — is a separate issue to membership of its single market. Norway, for example, is a member of the single ...

July 28, 2016, 11:43 am, 1658188

This is from Politico:

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, longtime best friend to the Clintons, said Tuesday that he believes Hillary Clinton will support the TPP trade deal if elected president, with some tweaks.

“I worry that if we don’t do TPP, at some point China’s going to break the rules -- ...

July 27, 2016, 1:43 pm, 1657767

These Brexit questions are from Federico Ortino:

1) Assume 10 large WTO Members had formed an FTA in 1980, which provides 0 tariff for all industrial products traded within the FTA. Negotiations in the Uruguay round were done taking in to account such FTA. Say, a non-FTA WTO Member exporting car ...

July 25, 2016, 7:43 pm, 1657022

As you can see from some of my recent posts, it's very difficult to get inside Donald Trump's head on trade. He says things, and it seems hecan't possibly mean them because they are so outlandish, but maybe he does, andwho knows what to think?

But perhapsit's possible to get inside ...

July 24, 2016, 9:43 am, 1656583

This is from an interview with Chuck Todd of NBC:

July 21, 2016, 7:43 pm, 1655989

From the draft transcript of his speech tonight:

I have a different vision for our workers. It begins with a new, fair trade policy that protects our jobs and stands up to countries that cheat. It’s been a signature message of my campaign from day one, and it will be ...

July 20, 2016, 1:43 pm, 1655426

From Politico:

Brussels has signaled that it will radically overhaul its anti-dumping practices worldwide in an attempt to lessen the effectof China winning so-called market economy status later this year.


European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström proposed an unexpectedly drastic compromise Wednesday. While Brussels will have to accept inDecember ...

July 20, 2016, 11:43 am, 1655381

Not that anyone should take party platforms all that seriously, but here's what the GOP platform says on trade:

A Winning Trade Policy

International trade is crucial for all sectors of America’s economy. Massive trade deficits are not. We envision a worldwide multilateral agreement among nations committed to the principles ...