October 4, 2013

What’s Going on with TPP and TTIP? (A Government Shutdown Special Report)

My boss, WCIT President Eric Schinfeld, was in DC this week…coincidentally (?) at the exact same time that the federal government shut down. I’m not assigning blame or anything, but strange that he arrives and Congress immediately stops working. I mean, I know he likes to have people’s undivided attention, …

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August 13, 2013

It’s Just Lunch (About Trade Policy)

Last week represented about as “middle of summer” as you can get. The sun was shining and many people were on vacation, so the last thing you’d want to do is put on a major work event. So, of course, WCIT chose to host its annual Summer Trade Luncheon. (That seems …

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June 6, 2013

Let’s Play Senator for the USTR Confirmation Hearings!

Have you tuned your television/web browser to C-SPAN2 yet? If not, you’re going to miss all the excitement: today, the Senate Finance Committee holds confirmation hearings on Michael Froman as the new United States Trade Representative! What do you mean “snooz-orama”?!?! If you’re a regular reader of the State of …

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February 25, 2013

What’s WCIT Going to Talk About In 2013?

Those of you who are loyal readers of the State of Trade blog often wonder what topics you’ll see in this space. Will we be discussing port competitiveness? (Yes!) What about a potential EU-U.S. trade and investment partnership? (You know it!) 2013 is going to be a busy year of …

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