Trade Disputes

Reuters/Athit Perawongmetha - Shipping containers stand at a port in Bangkok, Thailand, March 25, 2016.


Testimony before the European Parliament, Committee on International Trade

May 25, 2016, Joshua P. Meltzer

On May 24, Joshua Meltzer testified before the European Parliament International Trade Committee on the impact of the Internet and data flows on economies and international trade.

  • In the News

    One thing is clear: there is a gulf between the experience of firms, which insist data flows are crucial, and policymakers, who have no sense of their macroeconomic importance.

    June 18, 2016, Joshua P. Meltzer, The Economist
  • In the News

    So far, there’s been an inability to find enough common ground or potential areas of eventual compromise. If you think of Doha as Humpty Dumpty, it’s very hard to put it back together.

    December 15, 2015, Miriam Sapiro, Marketplace
  • In the News

    If both sides want to finish [the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership] next year it is possible. But they are going to have to work very hard.

    October 6, 2015, Miriam Sapiro, Financial Times
  • In the News

    You have to assume that some core portion of those votes [against OPIC's reauthorization] were members of Congress who always vote against foreign aid. What strikes me is that the opposition that we’ve seen over the last two years against Ex-Im has not translated into opposition against OPIC.

    June 19, 2015, George Ingram, Morning Consult
  • In the News

    The strategic dimension [of the Trans-Pacific Partnership] is something that the administration has been talking about for a number of years now. You’re seeing the administration really, I think, re-emphasize the importance of the TPP in terms of its leadership and engagement in the Asian region.

    April 28, 2015, Joshua P. Meltzer, CNBC
  • In the News

    A failure to pass TPA would be a setback for US trade policy overall. Other countries will negotiate among themselves to reduce tariff and non-tariff barriers, and write the rules of the road, while US exporters and workers will have to watch from the side-lines.

    April 15, 2015, Miriam Sapiro, Global Trade Review
  • In the News

    [Investor-state dispute settlement] has not brought public interest regulation to a halt in the past and I don't think we should assume that will happen now.

    April 15, 2015, Mireya Solís, National Journal
  • In the News

    ...We speak of free trade, but there's actually nothing free about trade without a trade agreement.

    April 2, 2015, Miriam Sapiro, WOSU
  • In the News

    Sealing a [US-Europe] trade deal by the end of 2015 would take nonstop work.

    December 16, 2014, Miriam Sapiro, Financial Times
  • In the News

    MERCOSUR is isolated from every relevant trade integration network.

    December 8, 2014, Ernesto Talvi, ABC Color

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