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LATEST ARTICLES FROM GEORGE W. THOMPSON

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...

Trump Tariff Updates

Today’s edition of trade whack-a-mole features two new tariff developments. First, you know those special steel and aluminum tariffs that were supposed to go into effect today?  Well, they did, but not quite as much as originally announced. In a last-minute reprieve, President Trump temporarily … Read More...

New Cuba Trade Rules

Well, it could have been worse I suppose. While not as strident as Candidate Trump's campaign rhetoric regarding Cuba, the National Security Presidential Memorandum on Strengthening the Policy of the United States Toward Cuba certainly raised the possibility of substantial cutting back of the … Read More...

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