Trade

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Time for Secretary Kerry to Get Tough with India

June 27, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Secretary of State John Kerry was in India this week for the fourth U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue. Secretary Kerry's mission is designed to enhance what has been a traditionally strong trade and diplomatic relationship between the two countries. Unfortunately, storm clouds loom on the horizon that need to be addressed to ensure that this relationship remains effective and in the best interest of both countries.

Let’s Clear a Few Things Up: On the Subject of Compulsory Licensing in TRIPS

June 27, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Understanding compulsory licensing is murky and difficult at best. But taking the time to parse through the issues leads to some surprising and unexpected conclusions.

The Importance of IPR in the New Silk Road Initiative

June 25, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Two years after its inception, the New Silk Road Initiative has brought much success to South-Central Asia. But in order for growth to continue in the region, investors need to start feeling more secure about their intellectual property rights.

Is There a Global Anti-Dumping Solution?

June 24, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Solar panel dumping is one of the many trade disputes with China that both the United States and the European Union share. But the lack of collaboration on this issue so far is only benefitting China. 

EU and U.S. Leaders Push Transatlantic Trade at the G8 Summit

June 18, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

The first round of negotiations for the T-TIP, which has the potential to be the biggest bilateral trade deal in history, will take place during the week of July 8 in Washington, D.C. EU and US leaders promise a significant boost to worldwide economic growth from the agreement.

NAM, other associations, join ITIF’s call for a harder line on Indian trade policy

June 18, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

The U.S. business community is increasingly taking note of Indian trade practices that impose onerous localization trade barriers and compromise the interests of foreign intellectual property rights holders.

Why the Trade Deficit in Manufactured Goods Matters

June 17, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Thanks to the large U.S. goods trade deficit, since 2000, the U.S. share of world exports has declined from 17% to 11%, even as the European Union’s share held steady at 17% over that time period.

Singapore Looks to a National Productivity Strategy to Maintain Growth

June 17, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Singapore has a remarkable history of economic growth, proving doubters wrong. Currently they are pursuing a range of deliberate policies to help private industry increase productivity and keep the small nation competitive and growing.

Stop Thief! Time to Limit US IP Theft

June 10, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds
In May, the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property released its final report, which documents the growing extent of foreign theft of U.S intellectual property (IP) and the economic damage it causes. This latest testament to the need for tougher national and international policy to address IP theft needs to be met with decisive action by the United States and its allies.