February 25, 2020

Washington State Digital Trade: Barriers and Opportunities

Today’s digital economy is enabling business and society in ways not previously envisioned. In a relatively short time, computer technology leapt from simply being a productivity tool to becoming an essential and accessible hub of social and commercial interaction. The digital economy is reshaping how Washington State companies connect across …

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February 15, 2019

The United States-China Trade Dispute: Implications for Washington State

China and Washington state have a long history of close trade relations, with representatives from both sides of the aisle focused on improving the situation for Washington’s interests. Despite the importance of two-way trade, there is bipartisan sentiment that China trade is fraught with increasing challenges. President Trump campaigned on …

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December 5, 2018

The New USMCA: Implications for Washington State

USMCA was agreed to by the U.S., Mexico, and Canada on October 1, 2018 and signed by representatives at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 30. The deal must now be ratified by legislative bodies in each country including the U.S. Congress. The schedule for ratification in …

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August 15, 2018

Trade War at Home: How Tariffs Impact Washington’s Products & People

The escalating trade war, pitting the U.S. against the world, has an outsized impact on Washington state, where 40% of all jobs are trade-related. Proposed under the pretext of national security – particularly Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 and Section 301 of the U.S. Trade Act …

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