Trade

Globalization-related issues.

GAO Report on Economic Impact from IP Theft Underwhelms

July 12, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Aggressive foreign IP theft harms firms and workers in the United States and the overall U.S. economy. It is high-time that the federal government makes it readily apparent that IP theft will be punished systematically and significantly.

India's Decision to Reevaluate PMA Rules a Step in the Right Direction

Affordable Care Act Endangers Innovative U.S. Life Sciences Industries

July 4, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Certain provisions in the Affordable Care Act threaten to damage two of America’s most important innovative life sciences industries: medical devices and biopharmaceuticals.

Will Politics Derail Obama's Trade Agenda

July 1, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

With freshmen House Democrats and House Republicans disagreeing over the renewal of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), the potential for the TPP and T-TIP to suffer is growing.

The Unexpected Connection between Workers’ Rights and Mercantilism

June 28, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

By taking a stand for workers’ rights in Bangladesh, the United States is sending a message to the rest of the world that mercantilist policies are not the solution to the development process. 

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.

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