Biden’s Pro-Labor Vision Goes Beyond America

The global rules of trade are being rewritten, and the Biden administration wants to make them more labor-friendly. 

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In Washington, ‘Free Trade’ Is No Longer Gospel

Like its predecessor, the Biden administration has largely dispensed with the idea of free trade as a goal in and of itself.

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W.T.O. Set to Gain New Chief, but Deep Issues Remain

The appointment of the Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead the World Trade Organization removes one obstacle, but the group’s future remains uncertain.

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Top China Critic Becomes Its Defender

Robert E. Lighthizer, President Trump’s trade negotiator, has cautioned against actions that could anger Beijing in an attempt to preserve the U.S.-China trade deal.

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Trump Administration Opens Investigation Into Vietnam’s Trade Practices

An inquiry will look into the country’s use of illegal timber as well as its currency practices, and could eventually result in tariffs.

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American and Chinese Officials Take Pulse on Trade Deal, Six Months In

Trade negotiators from the two countries met by videoconference to review the progress in enacting their trade deal.

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Vote for Trump’s Worst!

The competition among his cabineteers is fierce.

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As U.S.M.C.A. Takes Effect, Much Remains Undone

The beginning of a new trade deal does not signal an end to trade disputes between United States, Canada and Mexico.

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Trump Defends China Trade Deal After Adviser Says It’s ‘Over’

Peter Navarro, the White House trade adviser, quickly walked back his remarks, which caused markets to dive.

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Trump Administration to Push for ‘Reset’ of Global Tariffs

Planned remarks to Congress by the administration’s top trade adviser on Wednesday appear to portend a continued fight with the World Trade Organization.

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Trump Administration Escalates Global Fight Over Taxing Tech

The U.S. investigation targets nine countries, plus the European Union, that have adopted or are considering new taxes that would hit American companies like Google and Amazon.

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