TradeVistas | trade blacklisting and export controls

Blacklisting Deployed in the Battle Over Tech Trade

Blacklisting is being increasingly deployed in the battle over tech trade. The U.S. is controlling the export of commercial technologies to China in the name of national security.

TradeVistas | survey finds Nebraskans support trade but trust in media and trade policy is low

Nebraskans Support Trade But Trust in Media and Washington Is Low

Nebraskans appreciate trade’s role in the Nebraska economy. U.S. agricultural exports have a positive impact. But trust in the media and D.C. is low.

TradeVistas | India is a top trading partner with the U.S.

U.S.-India Trade Ties Continue to Defy Gravity

India is one of the United States’ top ten trading partners. But trade deficits continue to be a hot topic for policymakers in both Washington and New Delhi.

TradeVistas | section 232 tariffs, imported autos, and tariff authority

Driving Congress to Act on National Security Tariffs

Imported autos are being targeted with tariffs for “national security” reasons – but why? Congress introduced bipartisan bills to restrain the administration’s use of Section 232 tariffs. In a still-confidential 2019 report, the Department reportedly found that imported autos like the Volkswagon GTI “threaten to impair the national security” and recommended that the president impose tariffs as high as 25 percent.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Trade and Politics 2020

What Americans really think, what politicians say, and how Congress votes on trade – it might not surprise you that these don’t always line up.

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The Dismal State of America’s Working Class

Working class Americans have been unable to compete for jobs demanding specialized technical skills, while the places they live have been hollowed out by shifts in global supply chains and the death of low-skilled manufacturing. So long as these workers feel left out of the economic mainstream, they will remain a potent political force, including in the upcoming 2020 election.

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Public Opinion on Trade: Engaging the “I Don’t Knows”

Most Americans feel uncertain about the benefits of trade and trade policies for our own communities. In national polls, the higher the level of uncertainty, the increased likelihood individuals will check the “I don’t know” box.

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Is Public Opinion Turning Against Tariffs?

New public opinion research shows that the majority of Americans worry the tariffs will do more harm than good for the economy.

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What is President Trump Thinking on Trade?

It would be a guessing game to try to predict what the president might do specifically on trade in 2018. Whatever he decides, there are trends morphing the trading system even as the U.S. Government works to figure out its role in shaping it.

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Trade’s Biggest Fan Base

One group of supporters — Millennials — may shape public sentiment and policy about the topic in surprising ways.