The Trade Guys is hosted every week by H. Andrew Schwartz and produced by Yumi Araki at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a bipartisan think tank in Washington, D.C.
Andrew and the Trade Guys are joined by two Canadian industry heads to break down the latest trade news. Jean Simard, President of the Aluminium Association of Canada will break down the administration’s 11th hour move to avoid Canadian retaliation over aluminum tariffs. And Denis Tremblay, the President of Association de l’Industrie Electrique du Quebec, catches us up on the 232 investigation into transformers.
The Trade Guys and Andrew explain why the U.S. trade deficit continues to expand years after the Trump administration pledged to shrink it. Plus, they’ll unpack Biden’s new tax plan, which is aimed at boosting U.S. manufacturing. And, the gang will break down two moves the administration is considering on China – a ban on U.S. exports of chip manufacturing equipment to China’s biggest chipmaker, and a ban on imports of products from Xinjiang made with forced labor.
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys make sense of a positive call between U.S. and Chinese trade officials just days after President Trump’s recent threat to decouple from China. Plus, they explain why the U.S. is not involved in a new supply chain resiliency initiative which includes Japan, Australia, and India. And, the Trade Guys will grade the U.S.-EU lobster deal and react to a gaff that has the EU Trade Commissioner in hot water.
billion dollars = the total value of trade between the U.S. and China in 2017. U.S. Census Bureau
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