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Tracking US-China Investments

Chinese investments in the United States plunged while U.S. investments in China flatlined. See what's driving these trends on the US-China FDI Project website.

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What’s the Atmosphere for Trade?

DHL created a barometer to predict where storms lie ahead for global trade.

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Tracking U.S. Trade Capacity Building

At the same time the United States is considering cutting funding for diplomacy and development by 30 percent, China has proposed increasing its foreign affairs budget by 15 percent in 2018 alone, after doubling its diplomacy budget over the last five years. Experts at the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition bring you the story of China’s growing influence vis-à-vis the United States in developing countries.

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Trade and the Triple Bottom Line

First launched in 2016, the Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index ranks each economy’s ability to participate in global trade in a way that creates sustainable growth, encourages foreign direct investment, and attracts support from multilateral development agencies.

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Mapping Exposure to Retaliatory Tariffs

In the unfolding tariff war with some of our major trading partners, the Brookings Institution recently released an important analysis of how exposed individual U.S. states and metropolitan areas are to new tariffs on the products they make and export.

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U.S.-China “Trade War” Timeline

Unconventional Trade Warfare Since taking office, the Trump administration has been building its case against Chinese practices they view as unfair to American businesses, including subsidization of industrial production and requirements to transfer proprietary U.S. technologies. The Trump administration has also taken aim at the opaque connections between state-directed and strategic private enterprises, seeking to […]

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Sharing Trade Powers

Here’s your annotated guide to the timeline and procedures for “fast track” approvals of U.S. trade deals by Congress.

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Mapping Investment Agreements

International investment agreements have been a remarkably successful policy innovation: today, there are over 3,000 of them in force worldwide.

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I, Pencil

"I, Pencil, simple though I appear to be...have a profound lesson to teach. And I can teach this lesson better than can an automobile or an airplane or a mechanical dishwasher because—well, because I am seemingly so simple. Simple? Yet, not a single person on the face of this earth knows how to make me."

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Join the Trade Club

The WTO’s Accessions Intelligence Portal contains a bevy of information on the accession process, the status of more than twenty governments in the process of becoming a WTO member, technical assistance activities, and other resources.

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