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.
Life After Tariff Man
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys discuss trade policy after President Trump, how President Biden’s climate agenda will intersect with trade policy, and what to expect from next week’s “Buy American” executive order.
EU Catch Up, Brexit Breakup, and Automobile Breakdown
In this episode, the Trade Guys unpack the EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment, review the first two weeks of the UK’s exit from the EU, and take a look at the global semiconductor shortage that’s stalled automobile production around the world.
Combatting Forced Labor with CBP’s Brenda Smith
Brenda Smith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade, at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, joins the Trade Guys to discuss an important issue – how the United States investigates and prevents imports of products made with forced labor.
Biden's Pick for USTR and the 2020 Year in Review
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys react to Katherine Tai, Biden's nominee for USTR, and reflect on the past year's trade news. They'll also give a few predictions for the year ahead and what's to come under a new administration.
Trade Rebound and Vaccine Diplomacy
In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys break down the latest trade data. Were predictions of Covid-19 causing globalization’s demise premature? Plus, they’ll explain efforts at the WTO to waive IP protections for Covid-related medical goods and President Trump’s new effort to prevent vaccine exports until all Americans have been vaccinated.
EU Reset, Taiwan Brawl, and the First 100 Days
In this episode, the Trade Guys react to the EU’s proposal for a wide-ranging policy reset with the incoming Biden administration. Plus, they’ll make sense of a melee that broke out on the floor of the Taiwanese Parliament last week over a proposal to allow imports of U.S. pork treated with a certain additive. And, Bill and Scott explain what they’d do on trade policy if they were president for a day.