Trade

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The Tobacco Wars: International Trade Disputes and Tobacco Control (Audio)

Speakers: The Honorable Carlos Gianelli Derois and Joshua Sharfstein
Presider: Thomas J. Bollyky

Ambassador Carlos Gianelli Derois and Dr. Joshua Sharfstein discuss the challenges that governments face in balancing international trade and tobacco control objectives and the increasing number of trade disputes involving tobacco control that have arisen under bilateral investment treaties (BIT) and at the WTO.

This meeting is part of the Global Health, Economics, and Development Roundtable Series, which provides a forum for U.S. policymakers, academics, and other prominent experts to evaluate the most pressing health and development challenges afflicting low- and middle-income countries. The series explores best practices and potential solutions from the field's leading thinkers and serves to educate and engage CFR's influential membership.

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Must Read

NTU: Who Should the Twenty Be?

Authors: Alex M. Brill and James K. Glassman

Alex M. Brill and James K. Glassman of the National Taxpayers Union argue that the G20 needs clear admission standards to boost the grop's legitimacy. They offer a set of broad criteria for judging admission and assess whether current G20 members meet those standards.

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Op-Ed

The Broken Legs of Global Trade

Author: Jagdish N. Bhagwati
Project Syndicate

Jagdish Bhagwati argues the failure of the Doha round's multilateral trade negotiations undermines the rule-making authority and dispute-settlement mechanism of the World Trade Organization.

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Backgrounder
Campaign 2012

Campaign 2012

U.S. Trade Policy

Authors: Christopher Alessi and Robert McMahon

Trade accounts for an increasing portion of the U.S. economy, and the Obama administration has embraced a ramped up export strategy. But debate persists over the merits of a vigorous free trade agenda.

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Op-Ed

Free Trade Ad Nauseam

Author: Jagdish N. Bhagwati
Project Syndicate

Jagdish Bhagwati offers a primer on the major economic misconceptions that have allowed protectionism to re-emerge in U.S. trade policy.

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Must Read Author: Clyde Prestowitz

Foreign Policy's Clyde Prestowitz writes that the United States shouldn't pretend China is interested in free trade. China's neo-mercantile policies have precedent in Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Germany, and large portions of the rest of the world, he writes--why should China be avoiding the fiscal gray areas that have worked for others?

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