Trade experts Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch break down the buzz around trade, how it affects policy, and how it impacts your day-to-day. The Trade Guys is hosted every week by H. Andrew Schwartz at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. Email your questions to TradeGuys@csis.org.
A Recap of CSIS's Event with Ambassador Katherine Tai
24:35In this episode, Andrew returns from his summer break and chats with the Trade Guys about Ambassador Katherine Tai's remarks at CSIS's public event. They discuss the state of the current U.S.-China bilateral trade and economic relationship. The Trade Guys also predict the next steps the Biden administration might take and provide recommendations for a path forward.
The Inaugural TTC Meeting, Agricultural Trade, and Reconciliation
27:08In this week’s Trade Guys episode, the Trade Guys preview what to expect from the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council, from export controls to semiconductors. They also cover recent remarks from Ambassador Tai about trade and agriculture and discuss a trade proposal from Senator Portman.
The U.S. and Ireland: A Conversation with Dan Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States, on Transatlantic Relations
29:53In this episode, the Trade Guys welcome Ambassador Dan Mulhall for a conversation on Brexit, Ireland's economy, proposals for a Digital Services Tax, Ireland's longstanding relationship with the United States, and recent developments in the U.S.-EU transatlantic relationship.
The Trade Guys Live: Trade Policy Chat at UMD's Center for Global Business
59:52In this episode, the Trade Guys speak at the University of Maryland's Center for Global Business for their first installment of the Distinguished Speakers in International Business Series of the academic year. Bill and Scott join Rebecca Bellinger and Kislaya Prasad for a conversation about trade, how it affects economic policy, and how it impacts our day-to-day lives. They touch on the Biden administration's approach to trade, climate change, relations with China.
Export Controls, Markups on the Hill, and Buy America
33:10In this week’s Trade Guys episode, the Trade Guys discuss export controls and emerging technology. They also talk about markups on the Hill and Buy America, taking stock of the Biden administration’s overall trade policy.
APEC, Solar Panels, and USMCA Rules of Origin
26:50In this episode of the Trade Guys, we cover the Vice President’s trip to the Indo-Pacific. We also discuss what’s unfolding in the U.S. solar industry. And, Bill and Scott break down a USMCA rules of origin dispute that could potentially have long-term consequences for the North American automobile industry.
The Trade Guys Live: Discussing U.S. Trade Policy with the ACFR Young Leaders Initiative
43:57In this episode, the Trade Guys welcome the American Committee on Foreign Relations Young Leaders Initiative for a live Q&A. They discuss how the Covid-19 pandemic affected consumers and supply chains, prospects for trade policy proposals and bilateral agreements, and the future of international trade policy.
U.S.-Africa Trade Ministerial, WTO Forecast, and Made in America Week
28:52In this episode, Guest Host Jasmine Lim and the Trade Guys discuss USTR Tai’s decision to convene a U.S.-Africa trade ministerial. Plus, they go over the issues on the table at the WTO, including the fisheries negotiations, the e-commerce moratorium, and the TRIPs vaccine waiver. The Trade Guys also discuss Biden’s latest Buy America proposal and what it would mean for U.S. businesses and the economy.
Global Tax, USMCA Updates, and the EU Green Deal
29:15In this episode, Guest Host Jasmine Lim and the Trade Guys discuss the latest updates to the global minimum corporate tax. They go over two USMCA issues — one on a labor complaint settlement and another on the Keystone XL Pipeline. Plus, the Trade Guys react to the EU's new proposal to fight climate change through emission reductions, efficiency targets, and a CBAM.
WRO on Polysilicon, TPA Expiration, and Updates at the WTO
29:32In this episode, Guest Host Jasmine Lim and the Trade Guys talk about the Biden administration's recent WRO on polysilicon. They also discuss the expiration of Trade Promotion Authority and what it means for upcoming trade agreement negotiations. Plus, the Trade Guys discuss the moratorium on e-commerce negotiations at the WTO and the results of the recent Trade Monitoring Report.