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Commerce Proposes New Rules for Investigating Currency Undervaluation as a Subsidy

Posted in Dumping and Subsidies
For decades, U.S. companies and industries – and lawmakers – have complained about the harmful effects of currency manipulation and undervaluation on American manufacturing and exports.  Now, for the first time, the Commerce Department seems ready to do something about it. In a notice to be published in the May 28 Federal Register,, Commerce… Continue Reading

RMB Devaluation Reveals Continued Manipulation of Financial Markets

Posted in Manufacturing, Trade Negotiations, Trade Policy
The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) on Tuesday devalued the country’s currency, the RMB, by approximately 2%.  Just weeks after China’s stock market regulators engineered a “recovery” in share prices by allowing mass-suspensions in trading and forcing state-owned financial institutions to buy and hold shares, the move stands as another stark reminder of the extensive… Continue Reading

As Chief Negotiators Meet, Assessing TPP and Other Free Trade Agreements

Posted in TPA, TPP, Trade Negotiations, Trade Policy
With chief negotiators for 12 nations meeting in Hawaii this week to try and finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, trade experts and lawmakers are watching to see if the largest-ever U.S. free trade agreement will be concluded. But a more important question will remain—is TPP a good free trade agreement (FTA)? Free trade agreements… Continue Reading