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Global Trade Watch

NAFTA, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Clinton Global Initiative

Michele Swenson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Denver
Michele Swenson

Twenty years after Clinton signed NAFTA into law, Global Trade Watch reports a 450 percent increase in the U.S. trade deficit, resulting in the export of almost one million jobs, and downward pressure on wages.

U.S-China: Headed for Trade War?

Ann Lee | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business
Ann Lee

Rather than protect American jobs, punitive duties will make products more expensive to American consumers and companies.

Tax Cuts and Trade: Is Obama Triangulating?

Mark Engler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Engler

As long as unfinished "free trade" deals remained bogged down in negotiations and are not an administration priority, I am willing to judge the situation as no harm, no foul. But it's a different story if the White House starts investing any real political capital in advancing these deals.

Polls, Research Show Dems Can Win Talking Trade (GOP too)

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lori Wallach

Recent polling shows that anger about U.S. job-offshoring and "free trade" has become a powerful election issue nationwide - across stunningly diverse...

Jobs & Exports: New Report Highlights Obama Peril with Bush Trade Pacts

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lori Wallach

The growth rate of U.S. exports to the countries with whom we do NOT have Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) has been over double that to U.S. FTA partners....

Demand for New Globalization Model Goes Mainstream as Fair-Trade Election Pick-Ups Move Congress' Views Closer to Public's

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lori Wallach

From the presidential race to both chambers of Congress, successful candidates in 2008 election races ran on a platform of fundamental overhaul of U.S. trade and globalization policies.