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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

The U.S. and China Dribble On

10/18/2019
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In this episode, the Trade Guys and Jack Caporal (filling in for Andrew Schwartz) catch up on the U.S.-China negotiations, the NBA’s tough situation, and how businesses may become stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to China. They also look ahead at possible action on USMCA this fall. Download the full transcript here.

Duration:00:28:49

Answering Your Questions from the September CIBE Event

10/9/2019
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In this episode, the Trade Guys answer listener questions from the Centers for International Business Education and Research directors event hosted by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business in September. Download the full transcript here.

Duration:00:30:40

A Value-Based Trade Policy

10/4/2019
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In this episode, The Trade Guys and Andrew discuss Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s call for the president to resolve the U.S.-China trade war. Plus, there is talk of the administration limiting U.S. investment into China, a move that could have huge economic implications. Download the full transcript here.

Duration:00:24:55

Trade Guys on the Road: CIBE Edition

10/1/2019
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In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew hit the road to record in front of the Centers for International Business Education and Research directors at The George Washington University. The event was organized by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. On the agenda was the USMCA amid the impeachment inquiry, and the US-Japan deal.

Duration:00:27:19

Nothing Personal, Just Business

9/19/2019
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In this episode, Andrew asks the Trade Guys for a progress report on the USMCA as it garners positive headlines. Also on the agenda: The U.S. threatens tariffs on the E.U. in a spat about Airbus. Download the full transcript here.

Duration:00:22:42

Riding the Motorcade for Trade with Angela Hofmann

9/11/2019
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In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew welcome Angela Hofmann, the co-founder and co-executive director of Farmers for Free Trade (FFT). On the last leg of the "Motorcade for Trade" tour in Washington D.C., Hofmann describes her journey meeting farmers nationwide, the USMCA, and what farmers say they need going forward. Follow FFT and the Motorcade's journey on Twitter @FarmersForTrade.

Duration:00:28:47

The Trade War Rages On

9/3/2019
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In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew discuss the U.S.-China trade war as tensions rise. With new U.S. tariffs imposed, the two sides are struggling to sit down and talk. Plus, the U.S. and Japan appear to have gotten their trade relationship back on track with a new agreement. Download the full transcript here.

Duration:00:24:47

A Yes, And Strategy for Trade with Africa

8/13/2019
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In this episode, the Trade Guys and Jack Caporal (filling in for Andrew Schwartz) welcome another in-house guest. Judd Devermont is the director of the Africa Program at CSIS, and was formerly the Central Intelligence Agency’s senior political analyst on sub-Saharan Africa. Judd discusses the current state of U.S.-Africa trade relations and what the road ahead should look like. Download the full transcript here.

Duration:00:32:48

Currency Manipulation and the Belt & Road

8/7/2019
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In this episode, the Trade Guys and Andrew discuss the Trump administration's designation of China as a currency manipulator. They also welcome a special in-house guest, Jonathan Hillman, who is a senior fellow with the CSIS Simon Chair in Political Economy and directs the Reconnecting Asia Project. Reconnecting Asia tracks new roads, railways, ports, and other infrastructure projects across Eurasia--and most notably, China's Belt & Road initiative. Download the full transcript here.

Duration:00:29:08

The China Tweets and Liz Warren's Trade Plan

7/30/2019
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In this episode, Andrew and the Trade Guys break down President Trump's China tweets from this morning as negotiators from both sides resume talks this week in Shanghai. What is the president's next move? Plus, Senator Elizabeth Warren unveils her trade policy. How might trade play out on the Democratic debate stage? Download the full transcript here.

Duration:00:32:19

Throwing the Last of the Luggage on Board

7/24/2019
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In this episode, Trade Guy Scott reports back from the Windy City and fills Bill and Jack Caporal (filling in for Andrew)in on the USMCA. They also discuss the restart of U.S.-China talks, and Dr. Sabine Weyand's discussion earlier this week at CSIS headquarters. Download the full transcript here.

Duration:00:37:59

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