Trade and Development

The USMCA and the Future of Mexico's Trade Policy under AMLO

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is pleased to host Luz María de la Mora, Mexico's Undersecretary for Foreign Trade, for a conversation on USMCA and future directions of Mexico's trade policy under AMLO.

Unpacking the Belt and Road Initiative: What Is It and Where Is It Going?

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), China’s mammoth and globe-girdling infrastructure and trade corridor project, represents one of those rare watershed developments for international affairs—something so big and consequential that it is impossible to ignore, no matter where in the world one might be sitting.

Sovereign Wealth Funds in Africa: Policies and Best Practices for Securing the Future (Gaborone, Botswana)

In partnership with the Government of Botswana, the first sovereign wealth fund in Africa, the Wilson Center's Brown Capital Management Africa Forum will conduct a conference from May 9-10, 2019 in Gaborone, Botswana to address the key issues and trends in Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) in Africa, to answer questions on the best policies and practices for structuring and managing SWFs, and to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information among global SWFs and the private sector.  

North America’s New Free Trade Agreement: Impacts on the North American Auto Sector

Executive Summary

The new North American free trade agreement will have a substantial impact on vehicle manufacturers, their parts suppliers and their customers. The impact on vehicle companies will vary depending in part on where such key components as engines and transmissions are sourced for their North American assembly plants.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Strategic and Economic Consequences

China's Belt and Road Initiative has attracted much interest since its first announcement by Xi Jinping in 2013.

Fighting Two Fronts in the Trade War, With Only One Popular Path

With both Beijing and Washington expressing satisfaction with the latest round of bilateral trade negotiations, the U.S.-China talks appear to be heading on a track for a win for both sides. Expectations for China to buy more U.S. products and to be willing to make concessions on structural issues have undoubtedly increased, and hopes are high that some kind of resolution can be reached for the March 2 deadline in bilateral talks. 

Purchase Agreements Don't Solve Real Issues Facing U.S., China

This article was originally published in The Hill.