February 13, 2013

Two Paragraphs on Trade from the State of the Union

Last night’s State of the Union featured two paragraphs on international trade. Let’s not get into a discussion of whether that’s too little or too much for a speech that’s about economic opportunity and job growth, especially for a state like Washington where 40% of all jobs are tied to …

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April 2, 2012

A New Voice in the State of Trade

I am Pradnya Desh, an international trade attorney and former USTR negotiator.  I will be writing a monthly post on trade policy issues and their legal underpinnings.  Even though I can’t promise to deliver as clever titles as Eric Schinfeld’s posts, I can promise my own brand of insightful coverage …

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September 15, 2011

From Russia, With Love (of Tariffs)

My wife didn’t think this blog post title made sense…since it’s really about how Russia doesn’t love tariffs and is willing to lower them to join the World Trade Organization. But you get the idea, plus it’s a James Bond reference (my second on this blog to date), so it’s …

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