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.

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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.

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EAC Brenda Smith and the USMCA Coming into Force

In this episode, the Trade Guys and guest host Jack Caporal welcome Brenda Smith, the Executive Assistant Commissioner of the Office of Trade, at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). They preview how things will change as the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will come into force next week, and what the CBP's role is as the trade industry prepares for USMCA.

EU Trade Tensions, Lobster King, and Cigarettes

In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew discuss the revival of U.S.-EU trade tensions (including an episode where President Trump names White House Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro, the 'Lobster King'), an update on China's Phase One energy purchasing commitments, and the World Trade Organization's recent decision on cigarette packaging.

Hong Kong in Limbo, Cancelled Flights, and an Investigation Spree

In this episode, the Trade Guys and guest host Jack Caporal, cover business sentiment on Hong Kong, news that flights between the U.S. and China may freeze, and the Trump administration's new investigation into digital taxes.

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Trade Explained & Visualized

Make sense of complex trade trends, rules and lingo with short videos, hot takes, and interactive graphs.

Crash Course: Trade Policy with the Trade Guys
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Crash Course: Trade Policy with the Trade Guys

Are you new to international trade, or looking for a refresher course on American trade policy? CSIS Executive Education is pleased to offer "Crash Course," a one-day seminar on the fundamentals of U.S. international trade policy and politics.

The 50 States of Trade

The 50 States of Trade

The trade policy of the United States is determined at the federal level in Washington, DC, but it’s the 50 states that either reap its rewards or bear its costs. Explore each state's trade relationship with Canada, Mexico, the European Union, and China through this interactive map.

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    Understand the lingo, rules, and history of trade policy.

  • Trends in Trade

    Meaningful data points and events in trade broken down into insightful gifs and interactives.

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