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The Risks of Parallel Trade of Prescription Medicines between Canada and the United States



The importation of prescription medicines in large quantities from Canada into the United States has become a hot topic, with several proposals in the United States at both the federal and state levels to open up the market to allow bulk shipment imports. This special report examines the issue primarily through the lens of trade policy, highlighting the risks posed to consumers and regulators on both sides of the border if such proposals are allowed to move forward.

Taking the Temperature of the Global Economy

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we discuss the global economic outlook with Wilson Center Public Policy Fellows Meg Lundsager and Kent Hughes.  How have the Trump administration’s tariffs, climate change, and aging populations affected major economies and what other headwinds are expected to weigh on growth moving forward?

China Update: Trade Wars and Beyond

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW our guest is the Kissinger Institute’s Robert Daly who provides an update on the latest developments from China. Among the topics he discusses are continued tensions on the trade front, Hong Kong protests, and the status of China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” six years after its introduction.


Mexico, the Leading U.S. Trade Partner, Seeks to Fortify Relations

Because of the U.S. trade dispute with China, Mexico has become America’s No. 1 trading partner. Mexico’s foreign minister is scheduled to be in Washington for meetings Tuesday, in an effort to put U.S.-Mexico cooperation on firmer footing, especially to overcome U.S. threats tied to migration and to move ahead with the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA).

The Ambiguous U.S.-Japan Trade Deal, Lost in Translation

At first blush, Japan and United States succeeded in paving the way to reach a much-anticipated bilateral trade deal on the sidelines of the latest G7 summit. Both Prime Minister Abe and President Trump could seemingly claim a victory and both countries could look forward to signing a final, win-win agreement by late September.

What Do U.S.-China Tensions Mean for India?

The U.S.-China relationship is under considerable strain. This event will focus on the implications of these tensions for India, which is Washington's strategic partner and Beijing's strategic rival. Jagannath Panda will argue that U.S.-China relations are undergoing a major shift with ramifications for the entire world, and he will discuss what this means for New Delhi and how it should respond.  Jeff Smith will provide comments that emphasize the implications of these U.S.-China-India dynamics for U.S. interests and policy.