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  • WebMemo posted September 20, 2010 by Baker Spring The Obama Administration’s Ambitious Export Control Reform Plan

    On August 31, the White House announced its plan to reform both the policy and process for controlling the export of militarily sensitive commodities and technologies.[1] It is clear that the United States’s export control system is in need of reform. The current system is needlessly complicated and establishes counterproductive standards for controlling exports. As a…

  • Backgrounder posted September 21, 2010 by Derek Scissors, Ph.D. Free Markets and National Defense: U.S. Import Dependence on China

    Abstract: Americans buy a huge quantity of goods— ranging from audio-video equipment to clothing—made, or at least assembled, in China. The vast amounts involved raise the possibility of U.S. dependence on China. Heritage Foundation Asia economist Derek Scissors looked at the numbers and found that Chinese imports to the U.S. are concentrated in areas with little or no…

  • Backgrounder posted September 12, 2016 by Tori K. Whiting The U.S. Steel Market Needs Free Trade, Not Favoritism

    Since 2012, the global economy has been experiencing average growth rates of less than 3 percent. As a result, demand for steel has weakened. Despite the procyclical nature of the global steel market, some nations, most notably China, are producing large amounts of steel, thereby driving down the price. In response to alleged unfair trade practices, domestic steel…

  • White Paper posted November 1, 2011 by Patrick Louis Knudsen, Emily Goff Appropriations Tracker: FY 2012

    The FY 2013 version of the Appropriations Tracker is available here. Download a PDF version with hyperlinks to House and Senate Appropriations Committee documents: Appropriations Tracker: FY 2012 Designed to inform American policymakers and citizens, the Appropriations Tracker: FY 2012 monitors the progress of appropriations bills as they move through the…

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  • Backgrounder posted September 12, 2016 by Tori K. Whiting The U.S. Steel Market Needs Free Trade, Not Favoritism

    Since 2012, the global economy has been experiencing average growth rates of less than 3 percent. As a result, demand for steel has weakened. Despite the procyclical nature of the global steel market, some nations, most notably China, are producing large amounts of steel, thereby driving down the price. In response to alleged unfair trade practices, domestic steel…

  • White Paper posted November 1, 2011 by Patrick Louis Knudsen, Emily Goff Appropriations Tracker: FY 2012

    The FY 2013 version of the Appropriations Tracker is available here. Download a PDF version with hyperlinks to House and Senate Appropriations Committee documents: Appropriations Tracker: FY 2012 Designed to inform American policymakers and citizens, the Appropriations Tracker: FY 2012 monitors the progress of appropriations bills as they move through the…

  • Backgrounder posted September 21, 2010 by Derek Scissors, Ph.D. Free Markets and National Defense: U.S. Import Dependence on China

    Abstract: Americans buy a huge quantity of goods— ranging from audio-video equipment to clothing—made, or at least assembled, in China. The vast amounts involved raise the possibility of U.S. dependence on China. Heritage Foundation Asia economist Derek Scissors looked at the numbers and found that Chinese imports to the U.S. are concentrated in areas with little or no…

  • WebMemo posted September 20, 2010 by Baker Spring The Obama Administration’s Ambitious Export Control Reform Plan

    On August 31, the White House announced its plan to reform both the policy and process for controlling the export of militarily sensitive commodities and technologies.[1] It is clear that the United States’s export control system is in need of reform. The current system is needlessly complicated and establishes counterproductive standards for controlling exports. As a…

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