Trade

The Unites States needs to develop a better response to counter China’s use of censorship as a non-tariff barrier to trade, and to deter other countries that may seek to replicate the practice.
Trade
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January 9, 2017
From China and Indonesia to Russia and Turkey, this report documents the year’s 10 worst cases of protectionist and trade-distorting polices that are subverting innovation in high-value tech sectors.
January 3, 2017
Adams Nager writes in International Economy that the election of Donald Trump was a body blow to the so-called “Washington trade consensus,” a coherent, if intellectually flawed, set of beliefs which holds that trade always benefits the U.S. economy and that any efforts to restrict it, even in the service of ensuring that our trading partners play by the rules, by definition is detrimental to economic growth.
December 7, 2016
Val Giddings contributed to a new report from the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology outlining trade costs due to scientifically indefensible regulation.
November 16, 2016
In a memo in Innovation Files to the newly appointed commerce minister of a developing country, Rob Atkinson outlines an “easy” plan to create a successful tech sector using best-in-breed strategies for enacting innovation mercantilism.
November 16, 2016
ITIF offers a set of actionable proposals to spur innovation, productivity, and competitiveness that the Trump administration can accomplish in its first year.
November 3, 2016
As Singapore continues its efforts to transform a small island nation into a global innovation hub, the innovation-enabling trade regime the Trans-Pacific Partnership fosters will benefit all industries but especially advanced technology ones, in areas such as life sciences and information technology, on which Singapore’s economy (like America’s) increasingly thrives, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
October 7, 2016
Much of the opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership is untrue or misguided, writes Nigel Cory in Entrepreneur.
October 7, 2016
Foreign direct investment directly supports 6.1 million jobs which in turn support 2.4 million more jobs indirectly—for a combined total of 8.5 million American jobs, or just above 7 percent of private sector employment, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
September 30, 2016
By eliminating price-distorting tariffs, countries give their business and citizens access to more diverse goods at lower prices, and thereby increase the stock of knowledge available to innovators everywhere, writes John Wu in Innovation Files.
September 26, 2016
At stake in the debate over the TPP is the very future of globalization: Will robust economic integration and trade liberalization continue, or will opponents halt or reverse it?

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