Clark Packard

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Clark Packard is a trade policy counsel at the R Street Institute. Earlier in his career, Clark served as a policy adviser and counsel to former Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina. He's a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law and a member of the South Carolina bar.

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Trade and Security

New China Tariffs Will Not Resolve the Trade Dispute

Last week, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He met with U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer in the latest in a series of high-level conversations designed to de-escalate trade tensions between the world’s two largest economies. The vice premier, President Xi Jinping’s top economic adviser, has a reputation as an economic reformer interested in liberalizing China’s economy, which provides some hope that the parties will finally resolve the simmering trade war.

Trade and Security

Steel Protectionism Won’t Protect National Security

Late Jan. 11, the Department of Commerce issued a report to President Donald Trump detailing whether steel imports threaten U.S. national security. The president now has 90 days to decide how his administration will respond to the findings. A non-classified summary of the report will be published in the Federal Register after the president makes his decision.