Trade

A careful review of the scholarly literature and industry cases suggests that the effect of Chinese economic growth and trade expansion, fueled by a corrosive set of “innovation mercantilist” policies and practices has been negative for innovation in most developed nations, including North America, Europe and Japan.
Trade
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April 26, 2017
China is flouting global rules and norms governing trade and economic policy—threatening the U.S. economy and its advanced-technology industries, as well as the entire global economy—and it’s time for a new response, testified ITIF before a U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee.
April 21, 2017
Following his testimony, Nigel Cory made a written submission to the U.S. International Trade Commission's investigation into global digital trade.
April 7, 2017
This week’s meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi provides the American president an opportunity to reset a U.S.-China trade and economic relationship that has become severely unbalanced, writes Stephen Ezell in The Hill.
April 5, 2017
Of all the issues that will be on the table when President Trump hosts Chinese President Xi Jinping this week at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, none is more important for the U.S. and global economies than China’s mercantilist campaign to dominate advanced industries by flouting the rules of the international trading system, writes Rob Atkinson in the Washington Post.
March 17, 2017
The international community needs to work assiduously to architect a global innovation system supported by innovation-empowering trade rules and well-constructed domestic policies to spur innovation.
March 16, 2017
China’s systematic mercantilism is a threat to the U.S. economy and the very soul of the global trading system. America cannot respond with either flaccid appeasement or economic nationalism; it must assemble an international coalition that pressures China to stop rigging markets and start competing on fair terms.
March 16, 2017
Please join ITIF as it releases a new report laying out a strategic trade and economic policy narrative for the Trump administration to pursue with China.
March 7, 2017
Trade improves productivity in manufacturing supply chains, as seen in recent empirical evidence from Vietnam, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
February 6, 2017
When a country increases the number of people and businesses using the Internet and boosts speeds by one percent each, it exports 0.8 percent more goods, benefiting households and industries, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
February 6, 2017
The differences in the United States’ relationship with these two nations shows the need for a more nuanced discussion on trade, writes Adams Nager in Innovation Files.

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