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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February 23, 2012

Why Do We Care Where the Jobs Come From?

In this year’s State of the Union address, President Obama made a bold statement about how to incentivize job creation in the United States: “It is time to stop rewarding businesses that ship jobs overseas, and start rewarding companies that create jobs right here in America.” That statement has been …

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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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June 14, 2011

What’s An International Trade Issue?

Over the next few weeks, State of Trade – the new Washington Council on International Trade blog – is going to start with the basics. Don’t you worry, we’ll get to the hard hitting issues of the day (like the South Korea, Panama and Colombia free trade agreements), but since …

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