International trade

Iran's Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini arrive for a press conference after a meeting on April 16, 2016 in the capital Tehran.

E.U. Launches Iran Trade Mechanism to Evade U.S. Sanctions

Britain, France and Germany on Thursday launched a long-promised joint trade mechanism designed to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran, drawing applause from the Islamic republic — and an immediate warning from Washington.

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Michael Pillsbury: Tariffs Are ‘Just a Pin Prick’ Compared to What’s Needed to Halt China’s ‘Predatory Policies’

Michael Pillsbury, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and author of The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower, described the Trump Administration’s implementation of tariffs on aluminum and steel imports as insufficient measures towards curbing China’s goal of displacing U.S. geopolitical global dominance.


Rick Manning: Death of Steel Industry Leaves U.S. ‘Vulnerable to Blackmail’ When China Decides to Cut Off Supplies

Rick Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government, discussed America’s aluminum and steel industries in an interview Monday on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with co-hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak. Destruction of America’s aluminum and steel industries via Chinese commodity dumping would leave America “vulnerable to blackmail on key component parts” needed for the U.S. to have “a modern industrial economy,” Manning said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inspects a guard of honour at the State House in Nairobi on July 5, 2016, on the second leg of his tour of sub-Saharan Africa. / AFP / SIMON MAINA (Photo credit should read SIMON MAINA/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu to Attend West African Summit to Expand Support for Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu departed Israel Saturday night to take part in a summit of West African nations in Liberia’s capital of Monrovia, saying that he would use the trip to try and garner their support for Israel at the UN and other international forums.

US Secretary Of State John Kerry Meets With The British Foreign Secretary

Britain to Hire Foreign Trade Negotiators After Brexit, Says Hammond

Reuters – Britain will look to hire foreign trade negotiators to help it meet the challenge of striking new trade deals with countries in Europe and beyond after last month’s shock decision to leave the European Union, foreign minister Philip Hammond


Trump: ‘45% Tax Is a Threat, It Was Not a Tax, It Was a Threat’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stated, “The 45% tax is a threat, it was not a tax, it was a threat” regarding his proposed 45% tariff during Thursday’s Republican presidential debate on CNN. After fellow candidate Texas Senator Ted Cruz

Texas Capitol

Op-Ed: International Trade Influences Texans’ Prosperity

The Texas economy has taken hits from a plunge in oil prices, global economic weakness, and a stronger U.S. dollar during the last year. One indication of this combined blow is the latest report by the Dallas Federal Reserve showing a 7.7 percent drop in exports during the last year through July. With exports contributing to almost one-fifth of the state’s total economy and supporting more than one million jobs, it’s no shock that the state’s economy is slowing.

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Alan Grayson Calls Fast-Track Unconstitutional

Rep. Alan Grayson, the outspoken and often controversial congressman from Florida, recently penned an opinion editorial in the Huffington Post, where he pointed out that the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)—or “Fast-Track”—is unconstitutional.


700 Miami Businesses Targeted by ICE for Trade-Based Money Laundering

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced on April 21 they were targeting 700 businesses in the Miami, FL area for “enhanced scrutiny” in order to detect activity by Latin American criminal organizations related to trade-based money laundering.


Obama Urges Congress to Grant Trade Promotion Authority

President Obama pushed Congress to approve Trade Promotion Authority during his weekly address on Saturday. Transcript as Follows: “Hi, everybody.  At a moment when our businesses are creating jobs at the fastest pace since the 1990s, we’ve still got to