The President Didn't Always Have Power Over Trade Deals
Until the 1930s, it was Congress that set the terms of U.S. trade negotiations with other countries and raised and lowered tariffs as it saw fit, while the president did little but sign his name.
Can Economic Pressure Curb Jair Bolsonaro's Anti-Indigenous Agenda?
An impending trade deal with the E.U. has instigated further pushback from non-governmental organizations and local activists against any deal with the Brazilian government.
Trade Tensions Between the U.S. and China Are Hurting the American Tourism Industry
Customs data collected by the American agency show that the U.S. received 2.9 million Chinese visitors in 2018, down 5.7 percent from the year before.
Trump's Mexico Tariffs Could Start Another Trade War, Economists Warn
This round could be even more costly for U.S. agriculture and consumers.
Inside the United States' Decades-Long Economic War With Iran
As a potential armed conflict looms, one expert takes a look at the sanctions that have been most devastating to innocent civilians.
What's Behind China's Hardline Stance in Trade Negotiations With the U.S.?
Relations between the two nations have deteriorated sharply in recent days, leading some to suggest that we are on the brink of a new cold war.
Who Are the Winners and Losers of Trump's Trade War With China?
While we have seen job growth in parts of the manufacturing sector, wages have continued to stagnate and consumer product prices look set to increase.
Trump's Plan to Bail Out Farmers During the Trade War Could Backfire
Corn and soybeans—the crops that have been hardest hit by the tariffs—are typically used for animal feed, not human consumption.
A New Report Urges the E.U. to Take Economic Action to Curb Amazon Deforestation
Environmental groups argue that Europe should use trade leverage to prevent the Brazilian government from furthering the destruction of the rainforest.
Millions of Acres of the Amazon Are at Risk Due to the Trade War Between the U.S. and China
The feud's effect on the soybean trade could be the main culprit behind increased destruction of the Amazon.
What Would a 'Hard Brexit' Mean for the United States?
If the British fail to negotiate a soft exit from the E.U. American car manufacturers, drugmakers, and banks could all suffer.
Can the World Trade Organization Help Broker a Deal Between the U.S. and China?
Throughout the trade negotiations, there has been an underlying feeling of distrust between the two sides. Could the WTO be the key to restoring that trust?
The U.S. Charges Chinese Telecom Company Huawei With Stealing Trade Secrets
Among the charges: lying to banks, violating sanctions, and dismembering a T-Mobile robot.
Increased Logging Is Decimating Forests in the Solomon Islands
The small South Pacific island nation has become a major supplier of Chinese-imported timber.
Assessing the Future of Free Global Trade Under President Trump
While there are challenges facing the global system, when we look at international economic law there are several reasons to believe that it can, and will, endure.
Here's What's Changing With the U.S.'s New Trade Deal With Canada and Mexico
Republican politicians are hailing the new agreement as a trade milestone. Some labor groups would disagree.
How Will China Respond to Trump's Increasing Economic Hostility?
Concerns are rising that the two nations could be on the verge of a "new cold war."
China Accuses the U.S. of 'Slander' for Saying It Engages in Unfair Trade Practices
A week after the United States and China began their trade war, the Chinese embassy is accusing the U.S. of "slander" for saying China engages in unfair trade practices that harm Americans.
What Will Be the Outcome of Trump's Trade War With China?
One analysis shows the White House's proposed tariffs will result in the loss of over 300,000 jobs.
Trump's Trade War Would Be Very Bad for Many Americans
Here's what the U.S. stands to lose in a trade war.
The Fundamental Disagreements Driving U.S. Confrontations With China
The U.S.-China trade conflict goes far beyond just policy, and hints at larger ambitions around global power structures.