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.
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.
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.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew discuss World Trade Organization Chief Roberto Azevedo's resignation announcement. They also discuss the House's China sanctions bill, and the impact that China's barley tariffs on Australia will have on beer.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew welcome Jake Colvin, Vice President of Global Trade Issues at the National Foreign Trade Council. They discuss COVID-19's impact on e-commerce, and e-commerce-related developments on the policy front and at the World Trade Organization.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew discuss how COVID-19 is disrupting supply chains. They also unpack how the pandemic may change the discussion around trade and security and the latest trade threats between the U.S. and China.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew welcome Joseph Glauber, a Senior Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, DC. They discuss the motivations behind the latest export restrictions by some countries, and the latest news on meat processing plants.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew kick off the episode with more good news. They also discuss updates on EU export restrictions and a recent executive order allowing deferrals on some tariff payments.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew discuss some silver linings coming out of the COVID-19 crisis. They also break some bad news about the economy coming out of the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew talk with CSIS’s technology expert James Andrew Lewis about China, technology, and trade wars in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew discuss global medical supply chains, essential products, USMCA, the G20, global trade slowdown, tariff relief and more.
The Guys discuss trade impacts on the Covid 19 crisis, plus the Defense Production Act, trade restrictive measures, the G20 teleconferce and more.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew talk about the impact COVID-19 is having on the U.S. economy. They also talk about supply chain resilience and reconstruction.
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys discuss trade policy within the Democratic presidential debates, and how COVID-19 could impact businesses in Europe, North America, and elsewhere in Asia. They also discuss the implications of a slowdown in U.S. services industries.
In this episode, the Trade Guys continue their conversation with guest host Hun Quach, senior director of government affairs at Under Armour, live from the Retail Industry Leaders Association Supply Chain Conference in Dallas, Texas.
In this episode, the Trade Guys talk with guest host Hun Quach, senior director of government affairs at Under Armour, live from the Retail Industry Leaders Association Supply Chain Conference in Dallas Texas. They talk about the impact coronavirus is having on U.S. supply chains and the precedent USMCA may set for the future of supply chain management.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Jack Caporal unpack President Trump’s recent decision to allow the sale of some semiconductors and plane engines to China. Plus, they predict what’s likely to come out Trump’s trip to India and answer a listener question on the wisdom of protectionism.
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys welcome Heather A. Conley, senior vice president for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic and director of the Europe Program at CSIS. They discuss U.K.-EU trade negotiations, and how they could impact U.K., EU, and U.S. consumers and businesses. They also discuss a potential U.S.-U.K. Trade deal.
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys discuss the USMCA signing ceremony and a possible U.S.- U.K. trade agreement. They also discuss the debate over chlorine-washed chickens on the U.S.-EU trade menu.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew welcome Fred Hochberg, the former Chairman and President of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Andrew and the Trade Guys discuss Hochberg's new book, [_Trade Is Not A Four-Letter Word_](https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Trade-Is-Not-a-Four-Letter-Word/Fred-P-Hochberg/9781982127367)_,_ and the future of U.S.-China trade relations in light of the recently-signed phase 1 trade deal between the two countries.
In this special crossover episode, we broadcast an episode from another CSIS podcast, [The Truth of the Matter](https://www.csis.org/podcasts/truth-matter). Hosted by veteran CBS anchor Bob Schieffer and Andrew Schwartz, the Trade Guys bring listeners up to speed about the U.S.-China phase 1 trade deal signed on January 15.
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys kick off 2020 by looking ahead at what will happen this year in trade from the EU, Brexit, and China. They also discuss Sen. Elizabeth Warren's endorsement of the USMCA.
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys welcome Al Gina, co-founder of CT Strategies. CT is Strategies is a firm that helps clients navigate border management and supply chain challenges. Prior to establishing CT Strategies, Al served as Assistant Commissioner for International Trade at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, among other positions in his 30-year career at CBP. Andrew and the Trade Guys discuss how CBP intersects with the world of trade and more.
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys catch you up on everything USMCA. Plus, the US-China saga continues while the WTO's appeals court is in limbo.
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys discuss the Trump administration's threat to Argentina and Brazil of tariffs on their steel and aluminum industry. They also dive into President Trump's decision to move ahead with tariffs on France over their plans for a digital services tax. Finally, the three react to the president's remarks on waiting until after the election for a trade deal with China.
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys discuss progress on the USMCA. They also dig into the latest report from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and what's happened with Phase II of the U.S.-China trade deal.
In this episode, the Trade Guys are joined by Nancy McLernon, President & CEO of the Organization for International Investment (OFII), to investigate foreign direct investment: where and who it comes from, where it goes, and why it matters.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and guest host Jack Caporal take the podcast on the road to the Coalition of Services Industries annual summit. Guest Laura Lane, President of Global Public Affairs and UPS, discusses the importance of services in the global trade industry, and women's roles in this important trade sector. This episode was recorded live at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington D.C.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and guest host Jack Caporal discuss the canceled APEC meeting in Chile and what that means for U.S.-China trade talks. They also discuss Senator Marco Rubio's proposal to block federal pensions from being able to invest in Chinese stocks, and some complicated changes to auto rules in the USMCA.
Andrew and the Trade Guys discuss the USMCA on the campaign trail, China's play at the WTO, and more.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Jack Caporal (filling in for Andrew Schwartz) catch up on the U.S.-China negotiations, the NBA’s tough situation, and how businesses may become stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to China. They also look ahead at possible action on USMCA this fall.
In this episode, the Trade Guys answer listener questions from the Centers for International Business Education and Research directors event hosted by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in September.
In this episode, The Trade Guys and Andrew discuss Senate Majority Mitch McConnell’s call for the president to resolve the U.S.-China trade war. Plus, there is talk of the administration limiting U.S. investment into China, a move that could have huge economic implications.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew hit the road to record in front of the Centers for International Business Education and Research directors at The George Washington University. The event was organized by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. On the agenda was the USMCA amid the impeachment inquiry, and the US-Japan deal.
In this episode, Andrew asks the Trade Guys for a progress report on the USMCA as it garners positive headlines. Also on the agenda: The U.S. threatens tariffs on the E.U. in a spat about Airbus.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew welcome Angela Hofmann, the co-founder and co-executive director of [Farmers for Free Trade](https://farmersforfreetrade.com/) (FFT). On the last leg of the "Motorcade for Trade" tour in Washington D.C., Hofmann describes her journey meeting farmers nationwide, the USMCA, and what farmers say they need going forward. Follow FFT and the Motorcade's journey on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/FarmersForTrade?s=17) @FarmersForTrade.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew discuss the U.S.-China trade war as tensions rise. With new U.S. tariffs imposed, the two sides are struggling to sit down and talk. Plus, the U.S. and Japan appear to have gotten their trade relationship back on track with a new agreement.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew discuss the Trump administration's designation of China as a currency manipulator. They also welcome a special in-house guest, Jonathan Hillman, who is a senior fellow with the CSIS Simon Chair in Political Economy and directs the Reconnecting Asia Project. Reconnecting Asia tracks new roads, railways, ports, and other infrastructure projects across Eurasia--and most notably, China's Belt & Road initiative.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Jack Caporal (filling in for Andrew Schwartz) welcome another in-house guest. Judd Devermont is the director of the Africa Program at CSIS, and was formerly the Central Intelligence Agency’s senior political analyst on sub-Saharan Africa. Judd discusses the current state of U.S.-Africa trade relations and what the road ahead should look like.
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys break down President Trump's China tweets from this morning as negotiators from both sides resume talks this week in Shanghai. What is the president's next move? Plus, Senator Elizabeth Warren unveils her trade policy. How might trade play out on the Democratic debate stage?
In this episode, Trade Guy Scott reports back from the Windy City and fills Bill and Jack Caporal (filling in for Andrew)in on the USMCA. They also discuss the restart of U.S.-China talks, and Dr. Sabine Weyand's discussion earlier this week at CSIS headquarters.
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys talk with Chris Padilla, vice president for government and regulatory affairs at IBM, about why trade matters to IBM and how the company has navigated the global economy for over 100 years.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Jack Caporal (filling in for Andrew Schwartz) talk with Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM). They discuss what the U.S. should be doing domestically while engaged in a trade war with China.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Jack Caporal (filling in for Andrew Schwartz) discuss the US-China trade ceasefire and developments from last week's G20 meetings. Why is the U.S. lifting the ban on selling equipment to Huawei? Plus, the European Union signs a huge trade deal with the Mercosur countries.
In this episode, guest host Jack Caporal, associate fellow with the Scholl Chair in International Business at CSIS, chats with the Trade Guys about the G20 meetings, the USMCA, and the upcoming Democratic Presidential debates.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew welcome a special guest. Steve Lamar is the Executive Vice President of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), and represents members before Congress and the Administration. They discuss how tariffs are affecting the apparel and footwear industry, and look ahead to the slated Trump-Xi meeting next week on the sidelines of the G20 meetings in Osaka.
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys discuss the U.S.-Mexico deal saga and its impact on the USMCA. ("RocketMan" rendition by Mallory Heights.)
On this episode, the Trade Guys unpack President Trump’s latest tariff threat against Mexico. Plus, CSIS’s very own Europe expert Heather Conley joins the show to breakdown the European Parliament election results, the turmoil political in the United Kingdom, and what it all means for the United States.
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys welcome Lesly McNitt, Director of Public Policy for trade and biotechnology for the National Corn Growers Association. They discuss what she is hearing from corn growers, the administration, and Congress.
In this episode, the Trade Guys welcome two special guests who discuss how trade policy is affecting small and medium-sized businesses. Karyn Page is the President and CEO of Kansas Global Trade Services, Inc., which helps companies and cities leverage their capabilities and global reach. She chairs the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business (ITAC 9). Kimberly Benson is the President of Zenaida Global, an export management and advisory firm based in Rancho Santa Fe, California. She currently serves as ITAC 9's Primary Vice Chair.
On this episode, the Trade Guys try to make sense of the latest escalation in the U.S.-China trade spat and predict that the trade war may just be getting starting.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew celebrate the first anniversary of the podcast. They discuss the status of the US-China talks and what will happen when negotiators from both countries are scheduled to meet later in the week.
Andrew and the Trade Guys catch up on the latest WTO dispute settlement news, review the latest economic analysis of the USMCA, and somehow manage to weave in a Game of Thrones update.
Andrew and the Trade Guys take on the world of digital trade with Victoria Espinel, president and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance. Victoria shares her thoughts on USMCA, the evolving intersection of privacy and digital trade, and much more.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew welcome another VIP guest. Kirsten Hillman, Canada’s Deputy Ambassador to the United States, offers her insight on Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs, the USMCA (now dubbed "You-Smacka" by Trade Guy Scott), and more.
In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew hit the road to record in front of a live audience at Georgetown University. On the agenda was the status of the US-China talks and what the president means by a US-Japan deal. Students of CSIS Korea Chair Victor Cha’s Modern Asia class asked questions that the Trade Guys answered throughout the show.
Andrew and the Trade Guys discuss Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's visit to Washington DC, the chaos with Brexit, and France's proposal to tax digital companies.
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys discuss developments in the US-China deal and the USMCA, what's going on with the trade deficit, and why India is the president's latest trade target.
In this episode, the US and China finally appear to be closing out their trade deal. Andrew and the Trade Guys discuss the pros and cons of the agreement, and what’s happened after a year of steel and aluminum tariffs.
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys record in front of a live audience of members from the LGBT Professionals in International Trade (GATT) and the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT). They welcome two trade veterans. Barbara Weisel is a managing director at Rock Creek Global Associates and was the former Assistant US Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Marjorie Chorlins is the vice president for European Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the executive director of the US-UK Business Council. The panel discusses auto tariffs, bilateral trade agreements, and what’s going on with the US-China deal.
In this episode, the Trade Guys discuss obstacles in the US-China talks. They also offer predictions on the fate of the USMCA. Bill takes on Tigger's positive outlook while Scott adopts Eeyore's pessimism.
In this episode of The Trade Guys, the State of the Union is front and center. After the address was pushed back a week because of the government shutdown, the president is expected to call on Congress to pass the USMCA. All this goes on as Congress drafts legislation to curb the president's current national security tariff powers. Will the president deliver a bipartisan message? What will he say about the US-China trade war?
On this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew cover a lot of ground as the US wraps up trade talks with China. Plus, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)’s 2019 Budget and Economic Outlook report reveals that the administration’s trade wars are hurting the US economy. How is Congress reacting? Will the administration take action?
In this episode of The Trade Guys, host Andrew Schwartz talks to former Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Rep. Ros-Lehtinen was the most senior U.S. Representative from Florida in the 115th Congress, and the Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee from 2011-2013. Schwartz and former Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen discuss the politics of trade and the prospects for bipartisan cooperation in the 116th Congress.
In this episode, the Trade Guys catch up with guest Heather Conley, who just returned stateside from a timely trip to London. Heather is the Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia and the Arctic, and the director of the Europe program at CSIS. She offers fresh insights about Brexit, how it might affect trade, what it means for us, and where we go from here.
The Trade Guys kick off the new year by welcoming special guest, Josh Bolten, CEO and President of the Business Round Table (BRT). Bolten, Andrew, and the Trade Guys discuss what to expect in the trade world in 2019. Part II of their conversation includes their insights on the U.S.-China trade relationship.
The Trade Guys kick off the new year by welcoming special guest, Josh Bolten, President and CEO of the Business Round Table (BRT). Bolten, Andrew, and the Trade Guys discuss what to expect in the trade world in 2019. Part I of their conversation includes their insights on the USMCA and the politics of trade.
In this episode, the Trade Guys welcome another special guest: CSIS’ resident India scholar, Rick Rossow. Rossow holds the CSIS Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, and formerly served as the deputy director of the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC). What’s with the President’s beef with India on Harley Davidson? What trade war is brewing between the U.S. and India?
In this episode, the Trade Guys welcome a special guest: the self-proclaimed Trade Lady, Leila Afas. Afas advises Toyota Motor North America on geopolitical and market trends as Director of International Public Policy. How are the auto, steel, and aluminum tariffs affecting the auto industry? How does uncertainty throw a wrench in production? Afas, Andrew, and the Trade Guys discuss.
In this episode, the Trade Guys breakdown the latest from the G20. President Trump and Xi Jinping settled on a 90-day trade truce. But will the temporary ceasefire last? Also up, the Guys analyze the president's moves on the USMCA, what's next for the agreement, and how Congress might react.
In this episode, the Trade Guys preview a highly anticipated meeting between President Trump and China’s Xi Jinping at the upcoming G20 summit in Argentina. The crew also discusses General Motors and the changing landscape for auto demand in the U.S.
In this episode, the Trade Guys sit down with Sweden’s Ambassador to the United States, Karin Olofsdotter. Together they discuss the perks of being a Swede, the U.S.-Sweden trade relationship, and the latest Brexit news.
In this episode, the Trade Guys record in front of a live audience of members of the World Affairs Councils of America. On the agenda was the midterm elections and how the new Democratic majority in the House might affect the dynamics of trade policy. They also discussed tariffs, the USMCA, and more.
In this episode, the Trade Guys talk about how the midterm election results will affect trade policy. They also welcome the Honorable Tim Groser, New Zealand's Ambassador to the United States. Amb. Groser is one of the world's leading experts on international trade and was New Zealand's chief negotiator in the GATT Uruguay Round. Amb. Groser and the Guys discuss the CPTPP, the state of the WTO, China, and...the Donkey Theory of Management.
In this episode, the Trade Guys explore the world of services with special guest Christine Bliss, the president of the Coalition of Services Industries and long-time services trade negotiator. Christine and the crew take a deep dive into how a strong services sector not only sets the foundation for trade in goods, but actually adds value to nearly every part of the U.S. economy.
In this episode, the Trade Guys welcome special guest Aaron Padilla, who is the senior advisor for international policy at the American Petroleum Institute (API). He leads API’s work to determine and represent the oil and natural gas industry’s public policy positions on key international issues, including cybersecurity, trade and global economic policy, and sustainability. API recently came out in support of the USMCA. The Trade Guys discuss how Aaron is seeing the administration’s trade policies play out on the ground.
In this episode, the Trade Guys cover a lot of ground. Japan is following EU’s playbook by agreeing to bilateral trade talks with the United States. Trade tensions with China may begin to spill over into other areas of bilateral tension. The trade deficit widens, and the NFL scores an USMCA win. Hosted by H. Andrew Schwartz, and produced by Yumi Araki and Jack Caporal at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington.
The Trade Guys unpack the deal to replace NAFTA: the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. What's in it, what does it say about the Trump administration's trade policy, and what's next for the new deal.
In this episode, the Trade Guys answer some of the top questions submitted by our listeners. What’s the timeline on auto tariffs? Why protect our farmers from foreign tariffs? The Trade Guys answer all this and more.
The Trade Guys close out their September recording tour at home with a live audience of Customs and International Trade Bar Association lawyers and the public. The guys began with a conversation on the politics of trade ahead of the midterm elections. They also discussed China, NAFTA…and memes.
The Trade Guys continue their recording tour; this time at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. They are joined by a special guest, Rick Powers, the Port of Baltimore's director of marketing. The guys and Rick discuss updates on NAFTA, the tit-for-tat with China, and roll-on/roll-off (a.k.a. RoRo) shipping's relationship with tariffs.
The Trade Guys kick off their recording tour at George Washington University with a live audience participating in Washington International Trade Association’s two-day intensive trade seminar. The guys talk NAFTA, the intensifying trade war with China…and bro hugs.
The Trade Guys talk Trump’s new NAFTA deal with Mexico. The Trump administration celebrates the U.S.-Mexico deal this week, which updates provisions on automobiles moving across the border, intellectual property, agriculture and labor.
The Trade Guys welcome another special guest, Cody Lusk, who is the president and CEO of the American International Automobile Dealers Association (AIADA).
The Trade Guys talk about the U.S.-Turkey diplomatic spat that has spilled into the realm of trade.
The U.S.-China trade war doesn’t let up. The Trade Guys tackle how the latest tranche of tariffs are affecting American businesses and Congress.
Ed Brzytwa is the director of international trade at the American Chemistry Council and a former United States Trade Representative negotiator. He joins the Trade Guys in the studio to talk about how the trade war is affecting both producers and consumers of chemical products.
The Trade Guys discuss whether this is a harbinger of the president’s latest plan to slap 25 percent tariffs on foreign autos and auto parts as the administration makes the argument that auto imports may be a threat to national security.
Trade Guys Bill Reinsch and Scott Miller discuss the United States’ counter-offensive against WTO lawsuits filed by China, the EU, Canada, Mexico, and Turkey.
Blake Hurst is a third-generation farmer and the president of the Missouri Farm Bureau. He joins the Trade Guys in the studio to offer insight on how the trade war is affecting farmers, other producers in the community, and the politics on the ground.
The Trade Guys discuss the mayhem right before the United States pulls the trigger on imposing tariffs on China.
Trade Guys Bill Reinsch and Scott Miller discuss Harley Davidson’s decision to outsource some of their production and why it has upset the President.
The Trade Guys, Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch put President Trump’s notion that trade wars are “good, and easy to win” to the test.
The Trade Guys, Bill Reinsch and Scott Miller, take on the Trump administration’s announcement that it will impose tariffs on $50 billion of goods from China, raising the potential for a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.
The Trade Guys, Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch recap the fallout from the Trump administration’s move to impose tariffs on the EU and Canada.
The Trade Guys, Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch tackle two big stories: what came out of the latest U.S.-China trade talks, and what’s happening with the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The Trade Guys, Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch talk about what’s going on between the Trump administration and the Chinese telecom company, ZTE.
In this inaugural episode of The Trade Guys, Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch talk about a trade deal that’s made headlines: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP.