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Op EdDec 12, 2019 - 10:00am

John Murphy: A unilateral digital services tax would be a mistake for Canada

Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau said this week that the Liberal minority government plans to implement a unilateral digital services tax (DST). This would be a mistake with broad ramifications for Canada. The digitalization of the world economy is proceeding at a remarkable clip, and it presents undeniable public-policy challenges, including in taxation. The flow of data across borders has risen 150-fold since 2005, and digital commerce has in turn become a powerful driver of growth.

Op EdDec 01, 2019 - 9:00am

Orlando Sentinel Op-ed | Boldly go: America needs NASA, Artemis program to succeed

Americans' spirit of adventure and gains in technology make the Artemis program crucial.

Op EdNov 08, 2019 - 1:00pm

A Market on the Rise: American Investors Committed to the Rainbow Nation

The story of U.S. investment in Africa is often overshadowed by the large sums of foreign capital arriving from China, the EU, and Turkey. We hear billion-dollar figures being tossed around, but it is hard to pinpoint who exactly is benefiting from these large investments. However, when the American private sector invests in a market, it is for the long haul and directly benefits the people of Africa, providing much-needed skills transfer, job creation, and certainty.

Op EdOct 31, 2019 - 10:45am

Aviation Week Op-ed | Navigating a New Era of Airspace Use

A new era in commercial use of airspace has arrived, and with it commercial space launch and reentry operations from U.S. spaceports and federal ranges have introduced new complexities in deconfliction of air and space vehicles within existing management systems and procedures. The commercial space and air transportation communities are expected to grow markedly in the coming years.

Op EdOct 28, 2019 - 10:30am

The Seattle Times Op-ed | America can't afford to be the reluctant Arctic power

The United States has long been derided as a reluctant Arctic power — but hesitancy is no longer an option in the world’s highest latitudes. Changing geopolitical circumstances require American assertiveness, innovation, and leadership to counter increasing Russian militancy in the region.

Op EdOct 18, 2019 - 3:15pm

Why the U.S. Chamber supports USMCA (U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement)

When is a trade pact less like a marriage and more like a renewal of vows? Perhaps that’s the best metaphor for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA), the successor to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Given the close integration of the three economies, this new agreement is more about renewing and enhancing decades-long ties than starting a new life together.

Op EdOct 18, 2019 - 3:00pm

The trade deal Trump and Xi should agree on at G20

By: Myron Brilliant All eyes will be on President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping when they meet this week at the G20 summit in Japan. The stakes couldn't be higher. This summit offers an important chance to stave off a prolonged trade war between the world's two largest economies, one that would throw the entire global economy into a tailspin.

Op EdOct 18, 2019 - 3:00pm

Lift the tariffs, and restart trade talks with China now

Amid all the talk of a possible recession, it’s important for everyone to remember this: Economic expansions do not die of natural causes. They often die because of missteps and policy mistakes. And the biggest mistake our leaders could make right now — putting our economy at greater risk of a downturn — is to stoke further uncertainty.

Op EdOct 18, 2019 - 1:45pm

We need action on infrastructure, not more talk

By Thomas J. Donohoe and Richard Trumka 

Op EdOct 18, 2019 - 1:30pm

‘We can’t fall behind on trade:’ Trump must strike a deal with Japan now, says US Chamber CEO

When you stand still on trade, you fall behind. Nowhere is this more apparent for the United States than in Japan, the world’s third largest economy and long a top market for U.S. exports. It’s also why the U.S. just launched negotiations for a trade agreement with Japan.