4 posts tagged america
Infographic: America’s Shrinking Slice
In the last decade, America’s slice of the Asia-Pacific export market was cut by 43%. In this infographic we illustrate how, in 2020 alone, leading Asia-Pacific economies will import almost $10 trillion in goods – expanding the economic pie and offering significant new opportunities for American exporters and workers.
But America faces serious challenges in Asia, most notably a growing number of regional trade deals that shut out U.S. exports. To get a big slice of this growing pie, America must be a “rules-maker” in the Asia-Pacific, forging comprehensive trade deals to break down barriers to our exports, beginning with the TransPacific Partnership. Doing this could lead to huge dividends: over a half trillion dollars in new U.S. exports each year, supporting over 3 million jobs. That’s a lot of pie!
For more about our shrinking slice of this important trade opportunity, read our new report, “Boatloads of Growth: Recapturing America’s Share of Asia-Pacific Trade.”
Betting on Clean Energy
Before 2010, the U.S. ranked first in total clean energy investments, was tops in attractiveness for renewable energy investment, and led the world in overall patents filed. No more.
China has surpassed the United States in all of these metrics. Our country is sitting on the sidelines as the equivalent of 16% of our GDP is up for grabs.
Our latest fact sheet arms you with the data on China’s efforts to become the lead innovator and target of investment in energy technology. READ IT HERE: thirdway.org/publications/416
China’s Trade Playbook
This new infographic illustrates the “top plays” that China uses to protect its favored firms from U.S. import competition. These include “enhancing performance” through illegal subsidies, “stealing the play” by robbing valuable American ideas, and “running out the clock” on China’s long-promised market reforms.
To counter China’s playbook, American needs a new China game plan that goes beyond countering unfair currency manipulation—a plan that will use aggressive trade enforcement, stricter rules and strong allies to help America’s exporters and workers go on offense and score more business in China’ lucrative and growing market.
READ THE REPORT HERE: China’s Trade Barrier Playbook: Why America Needs a New Game Plan: thirdway.org/publications/483