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PPI | Front & Center | July 25, 2007
America's Farm Policies and Their Effects on International Trade
By U.S. Rep. Ron Kind
The Food and Agriculture Risk Management for the 21st Century Act (FARM 21), will replace the current subsidy system with a more equitable, trade-compliant, and market-driven one focused on reducing risks for smaller and lower-income farmers.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | May 11, 2007
Idea of the Week: Reviving Trade Policy
Some real progress emerged yesterday on an unexpected front: an agreement between House Democratic leaders, led by Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY), and the Bush administration on a template for future trade agreements.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | December 14, 2006
Good News On Trade Policy
In the "lame duck" session's final minutes, and thanks largely to the efforts of Democrats, Congress did manage to pass a genuinely important trade bill.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 17, 2006
Raising Our Game
By Edward Gresser
How America can meet the challenge of global competition and maintain its lead in the world economy.

Briefing | March 1, 2006
Connecting the Poor
By Shamarukh Mohiuddin and Julie Hutto
Billions of people worldwide living in low-income villages and urban neighborhoods are seeking information and communications technologies, and collectively, they represent an enormous trade opportunity for American businesses.

PPI | Policy Report | January 30, 2006
Lands of Milk & Money
By Emily Bleimund
In order to bring the Doha Round to a successful completion, the time has come for rich nations to reform their agricultural subsidies programs.

PPI | Briefing | July 15, 2005
The Progressive Case for CAFTA
By Edward Gresser
On economic and security grounds, CAFTA is in the best interests of the United States and the six CAFTA countries, and ought to be approved.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | June 10, 2005
Idea of the Week: Enforcing Trade Agreements
The Bush administration's unwillingness to enforce trade agreements is one major reason why the United States isn't getting as much out of trade as it did during the Clinton years.

PPI | Backgrounder | January 13, 2005
Hoover's Last Legacy: Time to Fix America's Tariff System
By Edward Gresser
Long after its Jazz Age contemporaries have faded into history, America's tariff system survives. At age 75, the tariff system is unfair, and barely relevant to U.S. employment or international competition.

The Jakarta Post | Article | June 12, 2004
The Concern Over Textile Quotas
By Edward Gresser
The WTO's Doha Round opened almost three years ago with a vision of extending trade and growth to the developing world. But one of their past successes -- the abolition of textile quotas at the end of this year -- shows that rich-country reform may not be enough.

DLC | New Dem Daily | March 4, 2004
The GOP Fiddles, Manufacturers Burn
On the very week when the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign is conducting a hugely expensive ad campaign touting the president's ability to deal with tough issues, he needs to prove he can handle an easy one.

PPI | Fact Sheet | June 11, 2003
Who Gets Hit? A Summary of Tariff Policy in 2002
With a series of tariff reforms, free trade agreements, and special duty-free programs, the United States has created a trade system that affects different countries in very different ways.

PPI | Policy Report | May 28, 2003
String of Pearls or Multi-Car Pile Up?: The U.S. Negotiates New Trade Agreements with 15 Countries
By Edward Gresser
No matter how good each specific agreement may be, and no matter how big the FTA program becomes, the truly central issues for American trade policy will not change: the Doha Round, the Free Trade Area of the Americas, the integration of Russia into the World Trade Organization, and a reshaped relationship with the Muslim world.

DLC | New Dem Daily | April 21, 2003
What's Next on Trade?
Nearly a year after Congress gave President Bush Trade Promotion Authority, U.S. trade policy is beginning to look more like a kind of economic stegosaur -- a lumbering, somnolent animal with little direction -- than something that can contribute to America's urgent economic needs.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | December 2, 2002
Bad Policies Make Bad Politics
By Ed Gresser
Lessons from the Bush administration's klutzy foray into steel protectionism.

PPI | Policy Report | September 10, 2002
Toughest on the Poor: Tariffs, Taxes, and the Single Mom
By Edward Gresser
Examined closely, tariffs are taxes that hits poor families hardest, fail to protect jobs in light industry, and can be reformed at little cost with large benefit to the poor.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 21, 2002
Bush's Protectionist Tab
By Ed Gresser
The president talks a good line, but he's not yet chaste. And it's costing poor Americans a bundle.

PPI | Speech | May 20, 2002
The Trouble With Trade Policy
By Edward Gresser
Speech text, as prepared for delivery to the American Association of Exporters and Importers, New York, NY.

PPI | Policy Report | April 19, 2002
Kind to be Cruel: Why the Bush Plan Won't Help American Steel
By Edward Gresser
Internationally, the policy seems more likely to undermine America's broader trade agenda than to advance it. While at home, the new tariffs are likely to hurt the industry through price hikes and supply shocks that depress steel consumption.

The Straits Times | Editorial | April 6, 2002
US Tariff System Hits the Poor Hardest
By Edward Gresser
For some of Asia's poorer countries, 30-per-cent tariffs are not temporary measures, like those in steel, but permanent and normal American policy.

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