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The post-COVID-19 world: GeoTech and the pandemic

Learn what the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center has done since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. View our video recaps. Read our analyses. Glean insights on how tech, data, and leadership can ensure the world gets through the pandemic and we build a better post-COVID-19 world together.

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Tue, Aug 11, 2020

Trump’s tariffs on Canada are about more than aluminum

Just five weeks after the United States-Mexico-Canada agreement (USMCA) went into force, the United States slapped a 10 percent national security tariff on aluminum from Canada, its closest ally. The dispute between the two countries has now dominated the trade relationship, but it has nothing to do with aluminum per se.

New Atlanticist by Marc L. Busch

International Markets Trade

Mon, Aug 10, 2020

Busch in The Hill: Biden’s pre-Trump language on trade needs updating

Marc Busch writes that President Trump has dramatically changed how we talk about trade and Biden must cut a new path to define his own trade policy.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

China Economy & Business

Thu, Aug 6, 2020

De-escalating tariff threats could jumpstart US–EU trade ties and support post-COVID 19 economic recovery

Instead of imposing additional tariffs now, the Trump administration should attempt to ease the trade tensions with the EU ahead of the WTO’s ruling this fall on US subsidies, which will likely entitle the European Commission to impose tariffs on a similar magnitude of US products.

New Atlanticist by Ole Moehr

European Union International Markets

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Western Balkans leaders meet to drive coronavirus recovery and deepen regional economic cooperation

Leaders from the Western Balkans Six—Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia—participated in the Western Balkans Partnership Summit on July 29 to take steps to deepen regional economic cooperation and stimulate growth amid the widespread economic downturn caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Inclusive Growth International Markets

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

Busch in The Hill: The US has more to gain from WTO reform than just punishing China

Marc Busch writes that while China's trade practices are relevant to the discussion on WTO reform, the current narrative mistakenly singles out China and limits the prospects for deep reform.

In the News by Marc L. Busch

China Economy & Business

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

What happened to transatlantic cooperation on WTO reform?

Contrary to the transatlantic aspirations on WTO reform in the summer of 2018, there is now less cooperation, more setbacks, and a bleak outlook for at least the rest of 2020.

New Atlanticist by Marie Kasperek

European Union Eurozone

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Perfect competition: Getting a US-EU trade deal was never going to be easy

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer recently criticized the EU for negotiating seventy-seven individual trade agreements globally. What was more striking in this comment was not the criticism of Brussels, but what that number revealed about the transatlantic dilemma. Europe can take home ancillary prizes but the golden goose—an agreement with the United States—remains out of reach.

New Atlanticist by Julia Friedlander

European Union Eurozone

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Two years after Rose Garden deal, Europe prefers to wait it out

Two years after the Juncker-Trump summit, a realistic scenario for transatlantic trade discussions in the next few years is progress on minor aspects. Think of lullaby topics like closer alignment of insurance regulation. With such political uncertainty, policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic will hope for agreements that the press tunes out quickly and make sure that farmers do not block the access roads to Paris.

New Atlanticist by Bart Oosterveld

European Union Eurozone

Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Europe and the US should remember their Rose Garden intellectual property pledge

While progress on protecting intellectual property since the summit has been disappointing, it still provides a compelling opportunity for the United States and Europe to join forces to protect this key economic freedom.

New Atlanticist by Marc L. Busch

European Union Eurozone

Wed, Jul 22, 2020

As candidates to be the next WTO leader call for reform, destructive subsidy practices must loom large

The director general race likely must run its course before a group of WTO Members can press ahead to launch a new negotiation on subsidies. But the WTO cannot afford to be on the sidelines for long.

New Atlanticist by Mark Linscott

International Organizations Trade