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Trade Talks

Summary: Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (Peterson Institute for International Economics) cohost a podcast about the economics of international trade and policy. From trade wars to trade deals, this podcast covers trade developments with insights and economic analysis from two of the world's top trade geeks.

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Podcasts:

 45: Zeroing: The Biggest WTO Threat You’ve Never Heard Of | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown explain the outsized importance of “zeroing”—a technical, yet politically controversial method the United States uses to calculate antidumping tariffs. They speak to Thomas Prusa (Rutgers University) about zeroing’s contentious negotiating history, how...

 45: Zeroing: The Biggest WTO Threat You've Never Heard Of | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown explain the outsized importance of "zeroing"—a technical, yet politically controversial method the United States uses to calculate antidumping tariffs. They speak to Thomas Prusa (Rutgers University) about zeroing's contentious negotiating history, how it works in practice, who is in favor of it, and how much trade is affected by it. They also discuss how the dozens of WTO disputes the United States has lost over this issue set up the current showdown facing the WTO Appellate Body and the future of the trading system.

 44: Brexit Two Years On | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown explain recent developments in the UK-EU trade talks on Britain’s departure from the European Union. At the two-year mark after the June 23, 2016 Leave referendum, they speak to Anand Menon (King’s...

 44: Brexit Two Years On | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown explain recent developments in the UK-EU trade talks on Britain's departure from the European Union. At the two-year mark after the June 23, 2016 Leave referendum, they speak to Anand Menon (King's College London) and Allie Renison (Institute of Directors) about progress in agreeing to a trade deal, outstanding issues, and lingering uncertainty facing UK businesses.

 43: Costing Trump’s China Tariffs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown explain some implications of President Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on US imports from China starting July 6, 2018, which could escalate to cover $450 billion of American imports. They speak to...

 43: Costing Trump's China Tariffs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown explain some implications of President Trump's plan to impose tariffs on US imports from China starting July 6, 2018, which could escalate to cover $450 billion of American imports. They speak to Mary E. Lovely (PIIE) and Simon Rabinovitch (The Economist) about which companies will be affected and how China might retaliate beyond tit-for-tat tariffs.

 42: Trump and Tariff Tweets: It’s More Complicated Than That | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Bown and Keynes explain the nonreciprocal pattern of tariffs—and nontariff barriers—across countries highlighted by President Trump’s tweets and statements about high levels of tariff protection received by Canadian dairy farmers, automakers in Europe and China,...

 42: Trump and Tariff Tweets: It's More Complicated Than That | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Bown and Keynes explain the nonreciprocal pattern of tariffs—and nontariff barriers—across countries highlighted by President Trump's tweets and statements about high levels of tariff protection received by Canadian dairy farmers, automakers in Europe and China, and more.

 41: Trump and China’s “War of Saliva” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown discuss a variety of Chinese perspectives of the Trump administration's trade policy.

 41: Trump and China's "War of Saliva" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Bown and Keynes update developments in the Trump administration's on-again, off-again trade war, and trade negotiations with China. They also speak to a number of people in Beijing to better understand the Chinese views.

 40: Steel and Aluminum Tariffs: Trump versus Everyone | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Bown and Keynes explain the economic implications of President Trump’s decision to apply steel and aluminum trade restrictions on virtually all US trading partners as of June 1, 2018. Countries have announced their plans to...

 40: Steel and Aluminum Tariffs: Trump versus Everyone | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Bown and Keynes explain the economic implications of President Trump's decision to apply steel and aluminum trade restrictions on virtually all US trading partners as of June 1, 2018. Countries have announced their plans to retaliate against billions of dollars of US exports, to file WTO trade disputes, and to potentially impose restrictions on their own imports of steel and aluminum.

 39: Car Crash–Trump Sees More National Security Threats | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown talk with Kristin Dziczek (Center for Automotive Research) about President Trump’s new investigation into whether imports of autos threaten American national security. They discuss the implications of potential new tariffs for the NAFTA negotiations,...

 39: Car Crash--Trump Sees More National Security Threats | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Keynes and Bown talk with Kristin Dziczek (Center for Automotive Research) about President Trump's new investigation into whether imports of autos threaten American national security. They discuss the implications of potential new tariffs for the NAFTA negotiations, as well as trade relations with the European Union and China.

 38: ZTE, Trump, and China–What’s the Fuss? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

Keynes and Bown discuss with Yuan Yang of the Financial Times how the US Commerce Department decision to sanction Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE—and its potential reversal by President Trump—affects the firm’s supply chain and Chinese and American...

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