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Trade experts Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch break down the buzz around trade, how it affects policy, and how it impacts your day-to-day. The Trade Guys is hosted every week by H. Andrew Schwartz at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. Email your questions to TradeGuys@csis.org.

Trade experts Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch break down the buzz around trade, how it affects policy, and how it impacts your day-to-day. The Trade Guys is hosted every week by H. Andrew Schwartz at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. Email your questions to TradeGuys@csis.org.
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Trade experts Scott Miller and Bill Reinsch break down the buzz around trade, how it affects policy, and how it impacts your day-to-day. The Trade Guys is hosted every week by H. Andrew Schwartz at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. Email your questions to TradeGuys@csis.org.

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Episodes

World Peace Through World Trade

7/17/2019
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In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys talk with Chris Padilla, vice president for government and regulatory affairs at IBM, about why trade matters to IBM and how the company has navigated the global economy for over 100 years. Download the full transcript here.

Duration:00:35:40

Bringing Domestic Manufacturing Back With Scott Paul

7/9/2019
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In this episode, the Trade Guys and Jack Caporal (filling in for Andrew Schwartz) talk with Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM). They discuss what the U.S. should be doing domestically while engaged in a trade war with China. Download the full transcript here.

Duration:00:35:42

The Truce

7/2/2019
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In this episode, the Trade Guys and Jack Caporal (filling in for Andrew Schwartz) discuss the US-China trade ceasefire and developments from last week's G20 meetings. Why is the U.S. lifting the ban on selling equipment to Huawei? Plus, the European Union signs a huge trade deal with the Mercosur countries. Download the full transcript here.

Duration:00:29:14

I Predict A Rerun

6/25/2019
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In this episode, guest host Jack Caporal, associate fellow with the Scholl Chair in International Business at CSIS, chats with the Trade Guys about the G20 meetings, the USMCA, and the upcoming Democratic Presidential debates. Download the full transcript here.

Duration:00:36:17

Talk About An Unraveling with Steve Lamar

6/20/2019
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In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew welcome a special guest. Steve Lamar is the Executive Vice President of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), and represents members before Congress and the Administration. They discuss how tariffs are affecting the apparel and footwear industry, and look ahead to the slated Trump-Xi meeting next week on the sidelines of the G20 meetings in Osaka. Download the full transcript here.

Duration:00:44:58

Tariff Man: First Blood

6/11/2019
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In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys discuss the U.S.-Mexico deal saga and its impact on the USMCA. ("RocketMan" rendition by Mallory Heights.)

Duration:00:24:38

Mexico, the EU, and Going Nowhere Fast

6/4/2019
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On this episode, the Trade Guys unpack President Trump’s latest tariff threat against Mexico. Plus, CSIS’s very own Europe expert Heather Conley joins the show to breakdown the European Parliament election results, the turmoil political in the United Kingdom, and what it all means for the United States. Download the full transcript here.

Duration:00:34:32

Getting Back on Offense with Lesly McNitt

5/29/2019
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In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys welcome Lesly McNitt, Director of Public Policy for trade and biotechnology for the National Corn Growers Association. They discuss what she is hearing from corn growers, the administration, and Congress. Hosted by H. Andrew Schwartz and produced by Yumi Araki and Jack Caporal at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Download the full transcript here.

Duration:00:34:44

Human Stories with Karyn Page and Kimberly Benson

5/22/2019
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In this episode, the Trade Guys welcome two special guests who discuss how trade policy is affecting small and medium-sized businesses. Karyn Page is the President and CEO of Kansas Global Trade Services, Inc., which helps companies and cities leverage their capabilities and global reach. She chairs the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business (ITAC 9). Kimberly Benson is the President of Zenaida Global, an export management and advisory firm based in Rancho Santa Fe,...

Duration:00:38:05

Calling It War

5/15/2019
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On this episode, the Trade Guys try to make sense of the latest escalation in the U.S.-China trade spat and predict that the trade war may just be getting starting. Download the full transcript here.

Duration:00:21:59

Over the Weekend, A 180 (Anniversary Edition)

5/8/2019
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In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew celebrate the first anniversary of the podcast. They discuss the status of the US-China talks and what will happen when negotiators from both countries are scheduled to meet later in the week. Hosted by H. Andrew Schwartz and produced by Yumi Araki and Jack Caporal at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Download full transcript here.

Duration:00:28:10

Winning at the WTO

4/23/2019
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Andrew and the Trade Guys catch up on the latest WTO dispute settlement news, review the latest economic analysis of the USMCA, and somehow manage to weave in a Game of Thrones update.

Duration:00:27:40

Digital Trade with Victoria Espinel of BSA | The Software Alliance

4/18/2019
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Andrew and the Trade Guys take on the world of digital trade with Victoria Espinel, president and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance. Victoria shares her thoughts on USMCA, the evolving intersection of privacy and digital trade, and much more. Download full transcript here.

Duration:00:37:49

The Canadian Deputy Ambassador and You-Smacka

4/10/2019
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In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew welcome another VIP guest. Kirsten Hillman, Canada’s Deputy Ambassador to the United States, offers her insight on Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs, the USMCA (now dubbed "You-Smacka" by Trade Guy Scott), and more. Hosted by H. Andrew Schwartz and produced by Yumi Araki, Jack Caporal, and Ribka Gemilangsari at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Download full transcript here.

Duration:00:34:51

Trade Guys on the Road: Georgetown University Edition

4/2/2019
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In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew hit the road to record in front of a live audience at Georgetown University. On the agenda was the status of the US-China talks and what the president means by a US-Japan deal. Students of CSIS Korea Chair Victor Cha’s Modern Asia class asked questions that the Trade Guys answered throughout the show. Hosted by H. Andrew Schwartz and produced by Yumi Araki and Jack Caporal at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in...

Duration:00:51:03

Wheat and Taxes and Brexit, Oh My!

3/19/2019
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Andrew and the Trade Guys discuss Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's visit to Washington DC, the chaos with Brexit, and France's proposal to tax digital companies. Hosted by H. Andrew Schwartz and produced by Yumi Araki and Jack Caporal at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Download full transcript here.

Duration:00:31:43

Deal or No Deal

3/13/2019
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In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys discuss developments in the US-China deal and the USMCA, what's going on with the trade deficit, and why India is the president's latest trade target. Hosted by H. Andrew Schwartz and produced by Yumi Araki and Jack Caporal at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Download full transcript here.

Duration:00:33:05

Closing In

3/4/2019
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In this episode, the US and China finally appear to be closing out their trade deal. Andrew and the Trade Guys discuss the pros and cons of the agreement, and what’s happened after a year of steel and aluminum tariffs. Download full transcript here.

Duration:00:26:05

Trade Guys on the Road: The State International Trade Development Organization Edition

2/27/2019
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In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys head to the Hill for a live recording in front of audiences attending the State International Trade Development Organization (SIDO)'s 2019 Washington Forum. Joining the Trade Guys were Gabrielle Gerbaud, the executive director of the Minnesota Trade Office, and Wade Merritt, the president of Maine's International Trade Center and a former SIDO president. They discuss the USMCA, the US-China deal, and Section 232 tariffs. Download full transcript...

Duration:00:37:17

Autos, Bilats, and the US-China Deal

2/22/2019
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In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys record in front of a live audience of members from the LGBT Professionals in International Trade (GATT) and the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT). They welcome two trade veterans. Barbara Weisel is a managing director at Rock Creek Global Associates and was the former Assistant US Trade Representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Marjorie Chorlins is the vice president for European Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and...

Duration:00:39:38