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Trade War Own Goal

What do World Cup football and international trade policy have in common? Not much, really, but for each, the desire to avoid an “own goal” – scoring against yourself – is paramount. Morocco found that out the hard way in its first-round match with Iran. My expectation is that the Trump … Read More...

ZTE: Zigzagging to Escape

Old-time movie buffs will remember The Perils of Pauline, the silent serial in which our titular heroine faced successive dangers but made it through in the end. The Perils of ZTE doesn’t have quite the same ring. For now, at least, that company has managed its own escape from impending doom. The … Read More...

Zero Tolerance Enforcement for ZTE

  Things are not looking good for Chinese telecommunications equipment giant ZTE. Being placed on the Denied Persons List tends to have that kind of impact. After its scheme to evade United States sanctions and export controls on Iran was uncovered, the company was placed on the Entity … Read More...

GSP: Renewed and Retroactive

The Generalized System of Preferences is a program under which the United States provides duty-free treatment to eligible articles imported directly from designated beneficiary developing countries. While the ability to import goods at a zero duty rate is mighty enticing, the legislative … Read More...

Trade War Escalations: Party Gone Out of Bounds?

“Who's to blame when parties really get out of hand? Who's to blame when they get poorly planned?” The B-52s weren't referring to trade disputes in their iconic song, but it somehow seems on point anyway. The back and forth announced tariff increases between the United States and China seem … Read More...

Bottom of the First Trade War Inning

How's this for a strained simile? Trade wars are a bit like baseball games. Each side gets a chance to whack the other with a tariff bat as well as play defense against duty hits. The number of innings will be determined by how bloody-minded and self-destructive each team decides to be. Unlike our … Read More...

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