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.
De Minimis, Rules of Origin, and Breaking the Internet
From possible de minimis level changes to complications involving rules of origin in textiles – and to breaking the Internet – the Trade Guys get into a diverse set of global topics in this week’s episode.
Climate and Trade
In this week’s episode of the Trade Guys, Bill and Scott talk all things climate, including proposed amendments to the EU’s carbon border adjustment mechanism, USMCA auto rules of origin and EVs, and underlying causes of global food prices.
Dairy Dispute, Walmart vs. China, and 2022 Look-Ahead
In this episode, Guest Host Jasmine Lim and the Trade Guys talk about the findings from a USMCA dispute panel on Canada's tariff rate quotas in the dairy industry. They also discuss the latest controversy over Walmart pulling products from Xinjiang in their Sam's Club stores. The Trade Guys look ahead to 2022 and predict what the biggest trade issues will be, as well as say farewell to Jasmine for her last episode.
2021 Wrap-Up and Looking Ahead to 2022
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys recap the year of 2021 in U.S. trade policy. They cover the latest updates on the WTO, the Biden Administration's plan for the Indo-Pacific region, inflation, lingering supply chain issues, and more. Where does the U.S. currently stand, and what lies ahead for trade policy priorities in the new year?
The EU's New Trade Weapon, EV Tax Credits, and Uyghur Bill in Congress
In this episode, Guest Host Jasmine Lim and the Trade Guys discuss the EU's proposal for an anti-coercion trade weapon. They discuss politics behind the EU's proposal and what it means for relations with the U.S. and China. They also discuss the ongoing EV tax credit debate in Congress and the House's consideration of the Uyghur bill.
Industrial Policy, IPEF, USTR Trip to India, and E-Commerce
In this episode, Guest Host Jasmine Lim and the Trade Guys talk about the latest updates to the reconciliation bill, a new Indo-Pacific framework announced by USTR Tai and Secretary Raimondo, and new developments in the US-India trade relationship. They also touch on the U.S. decision to join the MC12 proposal to extend the WTO e-commerce moratorium.