Trade

Globalization-related issues.

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.

U.S. business groups complain about India trade practices

Reuters
The Indian government is utilizing mercantilist trade practices to promote domestic production at the expense of free trade.

U.S. groups expect WTO technology trade deal by July

Reuters
ITIF argues an expanded Information Technology Agreement could greatly improve innovation and business development in the ICT industry.

India’s Anchor To First World Development

Eurasia Review
Rob Atkinson argues India’s current trade practices constitute a concerted mercantilist policy that seeks to block foreign competition and boost domestic-owned manufacturing.

Rob Atkinson argues India’s current trade practices constitute a concerted mercantilist policy that seeks to block foreign competition and boost domestic-owned manufacturing.

Charting a Better Path for Indian Economic Growth

May 25, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

A collaborative trade relationship between the U.S. and India is in both parties' best interests. However, India's recent turn to mercantilism places that relationship in jeopardy. Strong leadership will be needed from both sides to establish a fair and robust trade relationship moving forward.