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Report September 19, 2016 8 Minute Read

TPP in Brief: Investor-State Dispute Settlement

In this memo, we tackle one of the most widely criticized, yet misunderstood, areas of the TPP: investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). We summarize what ISDS is and how it is handled in the TPP.

Memo June 29, 2016 7 Minute Read

11 Things Trump Got Wrong in His Trade Speech

In his big economic speech, Donald Trump released a seven-part plan aimed at creating jobs through a ‘fair trade’ policy. We highlight 11 ways in which Trump’s facts and proposals are simply wrong.

Report April 26, 2016 7 Minute Read

Night and Day: Post-NAFTA Trade Deals Yield Steady Surpluses

NAFTA has dominated the trade debate. But it was implemented 22 years ago, and we have had deals with 17 other countries since then. We previously looked at whether these 17 modern trade deals were beneficial. Now, a year later we have updated this report, and the findings are clear; modern trade deals have delivered.

Memo April 15, 2016 6 Minute Read

TPP in Brief: Environmental Standards

Within the 30 chapters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), there’s a number of provisions that deal with the environment. We summarize TPP’s 10 major environmental components and also compare these standards with those in past U.S. trade deals. In short, environmental standards in modern U.S. trade deals have become stronger with each successive deal, with TPP having the strongest standards.

Memo April 7, 2016 13 Minute Read

50 Ways Trump Is Wrong on Trade

How could a businessman, a billionaire, and a globetrotter with financial interests currently in Turkey, Panama, South Korea, Canada, Philippines, India, Uruguay, Brazil, Ireland, Scotland, and the United Arab Emirates be so wrong on trade?

Third Way Take February 29, 2016 3 Minute Read

Three Reasons Why TPP Is Good for Manufacturing

Modern trade deals work, and TPP cuts thousands of tariffs on American manufactured goods. This means that our manufacturing sector will be able to better compete in global markets.

Report February 17, 2016 8 Minute Read

TPP in Brief: Agriculture

We summarize a handful of the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s (TPP) major agriculture provisions and then show what U.S. producers stand to lose if this trade deal is delayed or blocked.

Third Way Take February 1, 2016 2 Minute Read

6 More Reasons to Support TPP—What the Latest Economic Study Shows

The Peterson Institute for International Economics released an incredibly detailed analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. Much of the buzz in the press rightfully centered on this trade deal generating $131 billion in real annual income for the United States by 2030. But there are other critical points that policymakers and interested parties should know.

Transcript Updated on January 21, 2016 3 Minute Read

Statement to the United States International Trade Commission On the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Testimony of Gabriel Horwitz, Vice President for the Economic Program at Third Way, to the United StatesInternational Trade Commission on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

E-Binder January 12, 2016 7 Minute Read

Your One-Stop Shop: Third Way’s Resources on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

The TPP builds on the high-standard of modern trade deals. To help you get up to speed on key provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, we've gathered all of our reports and materials into this one-stop-shop.

Third Way Take December 3, 2015 2 Minute Read

What Opponents Have Wrong on Trade Deals

Earlier this week, the group Public Citizen called into question the effectiveness of trade deals and claimed that U.S. exports to our 20 free trade agreement (FTA) partners are growing slower than exports to non-FTA countries. Public Citizen’s own report shows the exact opposite.

Third Way Take November 23, 2015 2 Minute Read

Debating Asian Trade Here & Abroad

As our country’s leadership in Asia is debated here and abroad, one thing is certain: Asia is critical to U.S. growth and middle-class prosperity.

Third Way Take November 19, 2015 2 Minute Read

Is TPP Too Big to Pass?

It takes more than a few pages to write the most progressive trade deal in history.

Memo November 19, 2015 3 Minute Read

Journey to a TPP Vote: Path to Congressional Consideration

Now that the TPP negotiations have wrapped, the text has been made public, and President Obama has announced his intention to sign this blockbuster trade deal, everyone is asking: When will Congress actually vote on TPP? We lay out the earliest possible timeline.

Memo November 18, 2015 5 Minute Read

TPP in Brief: Labor Standards

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has the strongest, most progressive, and fully enforceable labor standards in any trade deal ever.

Memo October 30, 2015 4 Minute Read

TPP: What We Know & Why We Like It

With the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the release of the deal’s specifics coming soon, we outline 4 reasons why TPP is a great deal for American companies, consumers, and workers.

Memo Updated on September 28, 2015 2 Minute Read

Driving Directions for TPP

As negotiators from the 12 TPP nations work to conclude a deal this summer, the fast track process spelled out in TPA offers a winding roadmap through a series of dates and rules that policymakers will use as the Asia trade deal makes its way to Congress. We outline a series of major mile markers and pit stops along the way.

Report August 5, 2015 7 Minute Read

Losing Ground in Asia: Why the U.S. Export Market Share Has Plummeted

It is impossible to ignore the explosion of growth in Asia. In response, President Obama’s foreign policy has included an Asia Pivot, a core component of which is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Despite this policy shift, when it comes to economic performance in Asia, America is failing. We examine America’s export share in Asia and how America stacked up against other countries.

Third Way Take May 22, 2015 3 Minute Read

What Paul Krugman Mis-sells About TPP

Paul Krugman has come out with a blog and New York Times column in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Because a number of accusations were made, we felt compelled to respond to his main points.

Third Way Take May 8, 2015 4 Minute Read

Help or Hurt? The Effect of TPA & TPP on Manufacturing

The top line on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is dazzling. The deal will connect the United States and 11 other economies in a region that represents nearly 40% of global GDP. But below the eye-popping number is a fundamental question: Will TPP hurt or help U.S. manufacturing, the bedrock of the American middle class?

Third Way Take April 21, 2015 2 Minute Read

Trade: By the Numbers

There is simply no path to middle-class prosperity without increasing U.S. exports and expanding American access to foreign markets. As policymakers consider bipartisan, bicameral Trade Promotion Authority legislation, we wanted to provide you with data that show what’s at stake in the trade debate.

One-Pager April 20, 2015 4 Minute Read

Fast Tracking Middle-Class Prosperity

There is simply no path to middle-class prosperity without expanding U.S. exports. Read our analysis of the bipartisan TPA deal and why it’s the most progressive procedural tool ever introduced to support trade.

Infographic Updated on April 14, 2015 1 Minute Read

Trade Deals Deliver the Goods

Are modern trade deals benefitting the middle class? We looked at the seventeen most recent "21st century" trade deals and judged them on their merits.

Letter April 10, 2015 2 Minute Read

Letter Supporting High Standards in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement

The United States and China are locked in a race to write the rules in Asia. A truly high-standard deal would put more “Made in the USA” products and services in foreign markets, ensure global rules are fair, and help the middle class prosper in the 21st century.

Transcript Updated on March 31, 2015 43 Minute Read

A Conversation with Ambassador Ron Kirk on the TPP

Third Way hosted a breakfast conversation with U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Ambassador Kirk discussed the TPP's broad potential to support economic growth and good jobs throughout the United States. The U.S. and its 10 TPP negotiating partners are holding their latest round of negotiations in New Zealand from December 3-12, 2012.

Op-Ed March 17, 2015 3 Minute Read

What Trade Opponents Miss by Focusing on Korea

As we debate the coming trade agreement with the Asia-Pacific, known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), we need to look at all of these modern trade agreements to determine what will work for America’s middle class.

Report March 10, 2014 14 Minute Read

The TPP: Who Will Set the Trade Rules for Asia?

Policymakers have a simple choice to make—do we want the United States to make the rules in Asia, or do we leave it to China?

Report March 28, 2013 9 Minute Read

Rooting for Canada and Mexico in the TPP

Why Mexico and Canada’s entry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is great news for U.S. economy. In this policy memo, we highlight four ways in which working with Canada and Mexico in the TPP could support American economic growth and good jobs.

Letter March 18, 2013 2 Minute Read

An Open Letter to the Bipartisan Trade Leadership of the U.S. Congress on Japan and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Negotiations

It is critical to assure that Japan’s entry into the TPP talks not significantly slow down the momentum of the ongoing negotiations and not water down the benefits of any eventual agreement. Japan must put everything on the negotiating table, make significant progress in eliminating its many tariff and non-tariff trade barriers, and work to achieve a truly comprehensive, high-standard TPP agreement.

Report January 17, 2013 5 Minute Read

Least In the East?

America’s share of imports into 15 key East Asian economies plummeted by over 42% from 2000 to 2010. We explain why it’s vital that America forge new networks for our trade in the Asia-Pacific, beginning with market-opening trade deals like the TransPacific Partnership.

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