Trade and Development

The Cost of Inconsistent Trade Policy

How China might retaliate against Washington’s threats to impose tariffs on a slew of Chinese goods in late May as part of a strategy to reduce the trade deficit has yet to play out. But some of the Trump administration’s fiercest critics have welcomed the White House’s move to impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods on critical sectors, in addition to imposing investment restrictions.

Vanishing Frontiers: The Forces Driving Mexico and the United States Together

There may be no story today with a wider gap between fact and fiction than the relationship between the United States and Mexico.

Infographic | NAFTA 2.0 Trade Progress Update: May 21, 2018

Connecting the Dots: A Road Map for Better Integration in Latin America and the Caribbean

What can be said of Latin America and the Caribbean's experiment with regional integration? Did it live up to the expectations? What does this experience say about the regional integration agenda moving forward? Do the tectonic changes undergone by the world economy in the last quarter of a century matter for policy design?

The Wilson Center's Latin American Program and the Inter-American Development Bank hosted a discussion on regional integration on Friday, September 28. The seminar coincided with a new publication by the Bank's Integration and Trade Sector.

A North American Workforce Development Agenda: Better Jobs for a More Competitive Region - Presentation by Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne

U.S. Trade, North Korea Policies Bring Asia’s Biggest Economies to Table

North Korea continues to dominate the headlines as all eyes are now on Kim Jong-un’s upcoming meeting with President Donald Trump. But while Pyongyang’s overtures to the outside world have repercussions for peace far beyond East Asia, there is also another significant development in the region that has not garnered as much media attention as what is happening in the Korean Peninsula, but is at least as significant for the region in the longer term. 

From “America First” to “Brexit”: The Changing Global Trade Architecture and Implications for Africa

On May 31, 2018, the Wilson Center Africa Program held the second event of the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum in 2018. The topic of discussion was “From ‘America First’ to ‘Brexit’: The Changing Global Trade Architecture and Implications for Africa.” Dr. Robert Litwak, Senior Vice President and Director of International Security Studies at the Wilson Center, offered welcome remarks. Mr.