President Donald Trump has officially notified Congress of his intent to terminate the designation of Turkey and India as beneficiary developing countries under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. Termination means that products from these two countries will no longer receive duty-free access to the U.S. market. Official removal of these countries’ designation under

Key Notes:

  • President Trump’s recent executive order merely “encourages” use of goods, products and materials produced in the United States, rather than requires such use.
  • Financial assistance programs are targeted.
  • Each agency administering covered programs is required to respond to the president by May 31, 2019 on areas where Buy American principles can be maximized.

With the partial federal government shutdown beginning at 12:01 a.m. on December 22, 2018, most of the U.S. government’s trade-oriented agencies have either shut down or had their operations severely restricted. What follows is a listing of the current operational status of many of these agencies:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

In a conference

In remarks to attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, President Trump proclaimed that “the world is witnessing the resurgence of a strong and prosperous America” that has dramatically cut taxes and eliminated burdensome regulations, and is reforming bureaucracy and ensuring its laws are enforced fairly. While acknowledging his “America First” stance, the

President Trump has released his first National Security Strategy (NSS), a statutorily mandated document that sets forth how the president intends to put his national security vision into practice on behalf of the United States. The strategy identifies four vital national interests, or “four pillars”: (1) Protect the American people, the homeland, and the American

In his remarks at the opening session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, President Donald Trump spoke on a wide range of topics, including international trade. On that subject, Trump said, “In America, we seek stronger ties of business and trade with all nations of good will, but this trade must be fair

On April 29, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order creating the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy (OTMP) within the White House. Peter Navarro, who was previously named to head the White House’s National Trade Council which was never formally established, will lead the office.

OTMP’s stated mission is “to defend and serve American

With the Trump administration preparing to release its tax reform plan in the next several weeks, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) has just released a timely report on the border adjustment tax (BAT). The report offers an analysis of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s proposal of a destination-based cash flow tax (DBCFT), a type of national