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US-China trade

How trade policy failed US workers — and how to fix it

Published 09 March 2021 | 2 minute read

This paper by the Institute for Policy Studies, the Global Development Policy Center at Boston University, and the Groundwork Collaborative discusses the evolution of US trade policy and takes a deeper dive on how future trade policies should be more worker-centric.

In recent decades, US trade policy has been oriented more to serve corporate interests, without significant consideration of what policies could best support workers. The paper discusses the evolution of US trade policy, including Trump Administration policies and negotiations, and dives deeply into ideas for how trade policy should change to best serve US workers, including negotiating a raft of new labor and environmental provisions in US trade agreements.

Read the paper in full.

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