Europe’s Farm to Fork program is supposedly about healthier food and better labeling, but it might be protectionism in disguise. Read more at The Hill.Read More »
Articles by Christine McDaniel
#1: No more tariffs. Read more at Forbes.Read More »
Christine McDaniel compares Trump and Biden on the issue of trade policy. Listen on Soundcloud.Read More »
Christine McDaniel joins Rick Ungar to compare Trump and Biden on trade, tariffs, and protectionism. Listen on Soundcloud.Read More »
Christine McDaniel joins Lars Larson to compare Trump and Biden on the issue of trade. Listen on Soundcloud.Read More »
This tale of trade and tariffs has unfolded predictably so far, but what happens in the next act depends on who wins in November. Read more at Forbes.Read More »
Campaign rehetoric on trade is usually untrustworthy, Christine McDaniel argues. Read more at Forbes.Read More »
I write today in response to the request by the Bureau of Industry and Security of the US Department of Commerce for public comment regarding the exclusion process for Section 232 steel and aluminum import tariffs and quotas.
I appreciate the opportunity to submit this public comment on how to improve the tariff exclusion process. The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is dedicated to bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems and to advancing knowledge about the effects of regulation on society. This comment, therefore, does not represent the views of any particular affected party or special interest group. Rather, it is designed to help policymakers as they consider how to change these policies. Specifically, the comment seeks to help the Department of
The coronavirus pandemic has restricted people’s physical movement but not the exchange of information, knowledge, and other digitally delivered services. The post-coronavirus future will likely continue to include an ever-expanding range of associated business, professional, and technical services that firms and workers deliver digitally. Policymakers need to expand their focus beyond goods trade to include a trade agenda that embraces US services in the world economy.
Growth in trade in services and digital connections has outpaced merchandise trade for the past 25 years, as advances in information communications technology and digitalization have enabled more services to be delivered remotely over long distances. The pandemic is likely to reinforce this trend. Better measurement tools
Christine McDaniel writes on the positive impact of automation on global trade.
Read it at Global Trade Magazine.
Christine McDaniel joins France24 to discuss the impact of the Coronavirus on Chinese and global GDP growth.Read More »
Christine McDaniel discusses U.S. and China trade negotiations on Yahoo Finance.Read More »
Christine McDaniel talks about the ongoing trade dispute between the Trump administration and China.Read More »
Christine McDaniel discusses the deadline for trade talks with China.Read More »
Christine McDaniel discusses the recent threat from President Trump to further increase tariffs on Chinese goods.Read More »
Christine McDaniel discusses U.S.-China trade talks on Bloomberg.Read More »
Christine McDaniel talks about potential retaliatory tariffs from Mexico on NPR’s Marketplace (at around the 9 minute mark).Read More »
Christine McDaniel appears on Fox 5 DC to discuss the impact of the trade war on average Americans.Read More »
Christine McDaniel discusses Chinese retaliatory tariffs on WGN Morning News in Chicago.Read More »
Christine McDaniel appears on France 24 to discuss the rift between China and the National Basketball Association.Read More »
Christine McDaniel writes on the advantages of using blockchain to speed up border security.
Read it at TradeVistas.
Christine McDaniel writes on the advantages of blockchain for international trade.
Read it at Tradevistas.
Christine McDaniel appeared on France 24 to discuss the implications of tariffs and the G20 Summit.Read More »
Christine McDaniel examines the economic effects of tariffs, and compares them to claims made by the president.
Read it at Forbes.
Christine McDaniel appears on France 24 to discuss the US order to clamp down on Chinese tech giant Huawei.Read More »
President Trump has stated that he intends to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) if Congress does not approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Evaluating both the legal possibility and the economic effect of this action is difficult. There is profound disagreement in the United States on the extent of executive power. International trade is governed by a complex web of multilateral, regional, and bilateral agreements. Withdrawing from NAFTA without ratifying the USMCA would have potential ripple effects as other agreements will fill the vacuum created by the end of a regional trading arrangement between the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
While acknowledging that NAFTA remains in force if the USMCA is not ratified, this
Christine McDaniel writes on the positive steps made in removing restrictions on digital trade in the new North American trade agreement.
Read it in The Hill.
U.S. leadership on trade once set an example that helped lower barriers to international commerce, as other countries followed the world’s largest economy into the global trading system. But President Trump’s use of a national security loophole to slap tariffs on steel and aluminum imports now sets a bad example that other countries may follow.
Global trade rules recognize that it is each country’s sovereign right to look out for its own interests. If a country truly believes that an imported good threatens its national security, then its government should be free to restrict those imports. President Trump recently invoked the national security justification for steel and aluminum tariffs. But the grounds for those actions appear shaky at best, and at worst are a thinly veiled excuse for
Christine McDaniel writes on the increasing hostile trade standard set by the US.
Read it at Forbes.