Democrat Donkey

Views of Democrat Presidential Ticket

With both the RNC and the DNC convention wrapped up and the democrat and republican presidential tickets determined, it is time to...
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President Trump Will Re-impose Tariffs on Aluminum Imports from Canada

President Trump announced Thursday that he’s removing Canada’s exemption from the 10% tariffs on aluminum imports under Section 232, effective August 16.
Tariffs Ahead

The Rising Trade Battle Over Digital Services Taxes

The Trump administration’s increasing focus and investigations on digital services taxes are paving the path for the next trade battle. Without surprise, the...
Trade War

Takeaways from the List 4A Exclusion Filings

The end of January marked the deadline to submit exclusion requests under the Section 301 List 4A tariffs. Michael Best Strategies was...
Tariff Exclusion

China 301 Tariffs on List 4A Reduction Date Set

PHASE ONE TRADE AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTATION BEGINS ON 2/14/20 UPDATE Last week, on January 15, President Trump signed a Phase One trade deal with China. The Section...
Trade

Phase One Deal Signed, Yet Many Issues Remain

President Trump has signed an initial trade deal with China. In a ceremony with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at the White House today,...
Trade War

U.S. and China Agree to Phase One Deal

The United States and China announced today they have reached an agreement on the details of a Phase One trade deal. Text of the...
Trade War

What Economic Leaders Are Saying About the China Trade War—And Then There is Hong...

Comments by several prominent economic thinkers who have spoken out in recent days regarding the impact of recent trade wars with China and the...
Trade War

President Trump Signals Long Term Effort to Decouple from China

Last week, the U.S. Trade Representative announced that they had established a process to request an extension to exclusion requests that had been granted...
Tariff Exclusion

USTR Announces Process for Requesting Extensions of Granted Exclusions for Sec. 301 List 1

USTR has established a process to request an extension of up to 12 months for exclusions granted on December 28, 2019, from List 1...