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WITA’s considered Washington’s premier trade forum expressing all views promoting trade-related dialogue from DC to around the world.
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April 26, 2016 | By: Sri Jegarajah and Huileng Tan In today’s world of Instagram and fast fashion, Sri Lanka’s garment exporters have found a nice niche thanks to their design-to-deliver supply chain. But the industry could get caught out by challenges from a fast-changing global trade environment. With the U.S.-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact — of Read more »
April 24, 2016 | By: MATTHEW KARNITSCHNIG BERLIN — U.S. President Barack Obama said Sunday he was “confident” that an agreement on a sweeping but controversial trade deal with the EU could be reached by the end of this year, as Washington and Berlin redoubled efforts to cinch the pact before he leaves office. “I am Read more »
April 21, 2016 | By: RT News Public support for the transatlantic trade deal between the US and the EU known as TTIP is falling sharply in Germany and the United States, according to a survey conducted by pollsters YouGov on behalf of the Bertelsmann Foundation. According to the poll, only 17 percent of Germans Read more »
April 19, 2016 | By: Jonty Bloom The UK economy could thrive outside the European Union, but may not form part of the single market, Leave campaign leader Michael Gove has said. We would have a relationship of “free trade and friendly co-operation” with the EU, the Justice Secretary insisted on the Today Programme. He Read more »
April 18, 2016 | By: Chris Arnold Economists for decades have agreed that more open international trade is good for the U.S. economy. But recent research finds that while that’s still true, when it comes to China, the downside for American workers has been much more painful than the experts predicted. And that’s playing out Read more »
April 13, 2016 | By: Vicki Needham The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) are pressuring Congress to complete work on a long-delayed tariff overhaul that would reduce costs for their businesses. The two powerhouse groups say there is growing momentum on Capitol Hill to lower or eliminate tariffs on Read more »
April 12, 2016 | By: Angie Drobnic Holan Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have something in common: They’re both bashing foreign trade agreements to appeal to voters. The two men have different takes on why the current trade situation is a bad deal. Sanders invokes an economic system that’s rigged in favor of the wealthy. Read more »
THE WASHINGTON POST: More than 50 health, religious and labor groups urge Congress to reject TPP trade deal
April 12, 2016 | By: Catherine Ho More than 50 public health, religious and labor groups — including Doctors Without Borders, the Catholic lobby group Network and the Communications Workers of America — are urging Congress to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the 12-nation free trade agreement between the United States and Pacific Rim nations. In a letter sent to Read more »
April 11, 2016 | By: HANS VON DER BURCHARD CRITICAL TTIP TALKS KICK OFF IN LONDON: U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman landed in the British capital Sunday for two days of meetings on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström. The high-level engagement comes as the two sides prepare for Read more »
April 8, 2016 BY: AMY LIU AND JOSEPH PARILLA The steep decline of manufacturing jobs, stagnant wages, and rising anger among working class voters about their economic future has sparked a growing skepticism about globalization, launching the country into a weeks-long back and forth about the merits of trade for the U.S. economy. Nevertheless, U.S. city and regional leaders should not back Read more »