NAFTA 2.0 and the Future of American Trade Policy

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Geoffrey Gertz, fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings, will join us to discuss the current United States trade agenda and the the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). How will NAFTA 2.0 effect the United States economy and our trade partners? Gertz […]

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Happy Dog Takes on the World: Forecast Calls For… A Global Trade War?

In October, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) cut its global growth forecast, as tensions between the United States and its trading partners continues to escalate. IMF predicts the global economy will increase 3.7 percent – down from an initial estimate in April of 3.9 percent – due to several potentially disruptive trade policies: the US-Mexico-Canada […]

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U.S.-China Relations: The Slow Economic War

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Presents: A Foreign Policy Forum  Join CCWA as we host Thomas Hout, Visiting Professor at Middlebury Institute of International Studies, best-selling author, and career consultant, for a discussion of the economic relationship between the United States and China. Following a number of negotiations and tariff changes between the United States […]

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NAFTA: North American Competitiveness is Job #1‎

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Presents: A Foreign Policy Breakfast  Join CCWA as we host the Honorable François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of International Trade for a presentation on the future of the North American Free Trade  Agreement (NAFTA). From the outset of the talks on the modernization of NAFTA, Canada’s approach has been to propose […]

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The 2018 Global Economic Outlook

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Presents: A Foreign Policy Forum  *Please note the new location. This program has been moved from the Union Club to the Drury Inn.  As 2017 comes to a close, Michael Weidokal, Executive Director of International Strategic Analysis in Luxembourg, will address the key economic, trade, investment, and geopolitical issues that […]

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Where Do We Go From Here: The Future of Global Trade

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Presents: A Foreign Policy Forum  Under the new administration, U.S. trade deals are on the chopping block. Ambassador Earl “Anthony” Wayne will explore the future of global trade and will explain what he views as unfair and inaccurate criticism of U.S. trade deals. Wayne served as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico […]

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Exporting and Foreign-Trade Zone Toolbox Seminar: Opening Global Markets

Exporting and Foreign-Trade Zone Toolbox Seminar:  Opening Global Markets 8:30 a.m.  –  4:30 p.m.  (Registration at 8 a.m.) Registration Fee:  $95 including Continental breakfast, buffet lunch, afternoon break and seminar booklet   Presented by NEOTEC in conjunction with the U.S. Commercial Service /Sponsored by InterChez and FirstMerit Bank   This full-day seminar will provide your […]

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The Contemporary U.S. Economy: Financial Markets, Trade, and Economic Development

Ohio’s recent boom in exports over the last five years embodies the U.S. government’s efforts to boost small businesses in the global economy. In 2013, Ohio exported a record-breaking $50.5 billion of finished goods, with the largest share coming from Greater Cleveland. Numerous small businesses benefit from legislation that increases their access to international markets, […]

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