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Tue, Sep 15, 2020

Busch in The Hill: Congress should retire, not reform, the Generalized System of Preferences

Marc Busch writes that the United States' Generalized System of Preferences has surpassed its usefulness and that signing bilateral free trade agreements presents a better path forward.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Economy & Business Trade

Mon, Aug 31, 2020

Busch in The Hill: US cheddar cheese in Europe’s trade mousetrap

Marc Busch writes that a trade debacle between the US and EU over the word "cheddar" is a symptom of a greater contest in trade relations with third-party states.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

Economy & Business European Union

Fri, Aug 21, 2020

US trade policy after November: A must-do agenda

Regardless of the political balance of power after November, there are two things that need to get done, and fast: the unblocking of the WTO Appellate Body and a new trade deal with Europe to match Canada's and Mexico's.

Elections 2020 by Marc L. Busch

Trade United States and Canada

Marc L. Busch is the Karl F. Landegger professor of international business diplomacy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a nonresident senior fellow in the Scowcroft Center’s Transatlantic Security Initiative. He is an expert on international trade policy and law.

He chairs the International Standards Organization (ISO) committee drafting a standard on International Affairs and Trade Policy (ISO/IEC 17024). He hosts TradeCraft ( @TradeCraft_pod), a podcast on trade policy and law available on iTunes and SoundCloud. He previously served for two terms as a “cleared advisor” on technical trade barriers to the US Department of Commerce and the United States trade representative. 

Dr. Busch has addressed a wide range of governments and international institutions, including the Advisory Centre on World Trade Organization Law, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the World Bank, and the United Nations. He has testified before the US Congress on Airbus-Boeing litigation, the Canadian Senate on softwood lumber litigation, and a NAFTA 2022 panel on best practices in dispute settlement. He has consulted to APCO Worldwide, Bell Canada, Booz Allen Hamilton, Boston Consulting Group, DCI Group, Frontier Strategy Group, Goruck, Health Canada, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, McKinsey & Company, Monitor Group, Nomacorc, PhRMA, Philip Morris International, Sidley Austin, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the United Nations, the World Bank, and the Trade Law Division of the Department of International Trade Canada.

He previously taught at Queen’s University and Harvard. In 2010, Forbes Magazine named his course, “Business, Government and the Global Economy,” one of the Top 10 Most Innovative MBA courses in the United States.