Trade experts Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch break down the buzz around trade, how it affects policy, and how it impacts your day-to-day. The Trade Guys is hosted every week by H. Andrew Schwartz at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. Email your questions to TradeGuys@csis.org.
Semiconductor Shortages, Congress' China Bill, and USTR Action on the Environment
In this episode, guest host Jasmine Lim and the Trade Guys follow up on the ITC battery case and discuss the shortage of semiconductors hurting auto manufacturers and the tech industry. They also talk about new legislation in Congress to counter China. Plus, they get into the future of environment and trade policies that USTR will consider.
Battery Debate, Vaccines at the WTO, and Trade Poll Results
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys follow up on the impacts of the Suez Canal blockage and discuss the pending Biden decision on an ITC fight over batteries. Plus, they discuss what the future of vaccine distributions will look like at the WTO. And, the Trade Guys react to a recent Gallup Poll results on U.S. trade views.
The Boat is Afloat, Crackdown in Burma, and Digital Trade Talks
In this episode, guest host Jack Caporal and the Trade Guys discuss the Suez Canal blockage and its implications for trade and manufacturing. They also get into the recent TIFA suspension with Burma and discuss the G7 and the future of digital trade negotiations. The Trade Guys also say goodbye, good luck, and thank you to Jack!
China Coalition, USTR Calls, and Intel’s Bet
In this episode, guest host Jack Caporal and the Trade Guys discuss the U.S., EU, UK, and Canada’s coordinated action against China for human rights abuses in Xinjiang. Plus, they’ll break down a flurry of diplomacy from Katherine Tai, the new U.S. Trade Representative. And they’ll take a look at Intel’s decision to invest in two new semiconductor fabs in Arizona.
Showdown in Alaska and Running Faster
In this episode, guest host Jack Caporal and the Trade Guys preview the first face-to-face meeting between the Biden Administration and top officials from China. Plus, they’ll discuss reports of a domestic investment package being put together by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and calls for Covid-19 relief funds to go only to American companies.
Beige Book, Semiconductor Targets, and a Boeing-Airbus Truce
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys look at the Fed’s most recent Beige Book, which references shortages and supply chain disruptions a record number of times. Plus, they’ll break down new plans from the EU and China to boost domestic semiconductor production and establish independent technology supply chains. And, they’ll react to the U.S. reaching a temporary truce with the UK and EU in the longstanding Boeing-Airbus dispute.