Report: Trump Wants to Leave WTO

“He’s [threatened to withdraw] 100 times. It would totally [screw] us as a country,” a source told Axios.

The Associated Press

No Americans Need Apply: U.S. Government Twice as Open to Foreign Business as Five Top Trading Partners Put Together

American businesses can run up against walls when trying to sell goods and services to foreign governments, which often prevent businesses from outside their own countries from taking part in government contracts, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. By contrast, the U.S. government is far more open to allowing foreign businesses to receive government contracts.

World Trade Organization chief Roberto Azevedo, facing hostility from the US, has responded with an olive branch

Beijing Goes Ballistic after Peter Navarro Appointment

China is reacting angrily following news that President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Peter Navarro, author of the book and film Death by China, to head the new White House National Trade Council.

Peter Navarro (UC Irvine)

Britain Moves to Change WTO Terms After Brexit Vote

LONDON (AFP) – Britain is beginning work on becoming an independent member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) after Brexit, using the EU’s current terms as the template, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said Monday.

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Bayer-Monsanto Merger Could Cost 6,666 U.S. Jobs    

Some 6,666 U.S workers could find themselves out of work, thanks to Germany’s Bayer agreeing to buy Monsanto, the American high-tech genetically modified seed and fertilizer company, for $66 billion.

Bayer (Volker Hartmann / Getty)

The Farmer’s Plight Part 3: Bad Trade Deals and Worse Actors

A historic agriculture crisis requires debt acceleration, price drops and misguided federal policy. When it comes to naming misguided policy, it doesn’t take farmers long — especially cotton farmers — to cite “that damned Brazil deal.”

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Priebus Hammers Hillary Clinton Over Obamatrade ‘Gold Standard’ Flip Flops 

Democratic presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s flip-flopping position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is at the center of a new attack ad from the Republican National Committee (RNC) as Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump criticized Clinton for a persistent legacy of troubled trade deals in a Tuesday policy speech.

Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), speaks during the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2016 at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, outside Washington, March 4, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

El Niño: China, Facing Drought, Accepts U.S. Rice

China’s President Xi Jinping will sign an agreement to open up China’s rice market to U.S. exports as part of his economic charm offensive this week, after signing a $38 billion aircraft deal with Boeing in Seattle.

Rice (Romeo Gacad / AFP / Getty)

Occupy Ché Café: Radicals Fight to Save Hangout from Eviction

SAN DIEGO, California — Urgent calls went out to the community of Ché Café advocates in San Diego to protest and occupy the space that the University of California San Diego (UCSD) was reportedly set to evict from the venue early Tuesday morning.

Ché Café (Michelle Moons / Breitbart News)