Yeutter Institute of international trade and finance

Clayton Yeutter Instituteof international trade and finance

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About the Yeutter Institute

The vision of University of Nebraska alumnus and renowned trade expert Clayton Yeutter, the Yeutter Institute connects academic disciplines related to law, business and agriculture to prepare students for leadership roles in international trade and finance, support interdisciplinary research and increase public understanding of these issues.

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Trade Matters Podcast

Trade Matters Podcast

Tuesday | December 3, 2019
Kenneth Smith Ramos

USMCA: A View From Mexico

Kenneth Smith Ramos, who served as Mexico’s lead negotiator on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), explains how Mexico approached the negotiation and walks through one of the major sticking points that has held up the pact’s consideration by the full U.S. House of Representatives: labor provisions and how they would be enforced. He describes a key strategy Mexico employed to build domestic consensus in Mexico around USMCA, which helped lead to the deal’s ratification in the Mexican Senate in June, 2019. He also explains why the periodic review built into USMCA is useful not just for policymakers—but for all of us.

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Student Projects

Trade Policy Conversation Starters

The briefing paper series provides concise primers on new and emerging trade policy issues of relevance to Nebraska and beyond. Authored by undergraduate students, each paper considers a current trade policy question and offers background and analysis intended to spur further discussion, inquiry, and research.

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Trade Matters Podcast Episodes

Kenneth Smith Ramos
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Kenneth Smith Ramos, who served as Mexico’s lead negotiator on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), explains how Mexico approached the negotiation and walks through one of the major sticking points that has held up the pact’s consideration by the full U.S. House of Representatives: labor provisions and how they would be enforced.
Katrin Kuhlmann
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6
Katrin Kuhlmann, Visiting Professor at Georgetown University Law Center and President and Founder of New Markets Lab, discusses a region where she sees unprecedented levels of enthusiasm around harnessing trade’s potential to boost economic growth: Africa.
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5
Bruce Hirsh, founder of Tailwind Global Strategies and former Legal Advisor to the U.S. Mission to the World Trade Organization, explains why the World Trade Organization’s highest appeals court—the Appellate Body—may cease to function as of December 11, 2019, and why it matters.
Chuck Hagel
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4
Chuck Hagel, former U.S. Senator from Nebraska and U.S. Secretary of Defense, explains why he thinks “trade war” is not an accurate or useful way to describe recent trade dynamics between the United States and trading partners.
Michael Salerno
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3
Michael Salerno, VP of Global Banking for First National Bank of Omaha, discusses how trade policy changes impact risk dynamics in global banking.
Edward Alden
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2
CFR Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at Western Washington University Edward Alden puts today’s trade policy dynamics in historical perspective.
Gov. Pete Ricketts
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1
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts discusses how he weighs in with Washington on trade policy, where he sees opportunities for Nebraska exports, and how he strategizes for trade missions.

International Trade & Finance Calendar

events, hearings and notices

December 3, 2019
9:00 AM CT
event livestream
Center for Strategic and International Studies
December 3, 2019
1:30 PM CT
event livestream
Center for Strategic and International Studies
December 5, 2019
5:30 PM CT
event live stream
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
December 12, 2019
8:00 AM CT
event livestream
Brookings Institution
November 20, 2019
11:00 AM CT
event recap
House Ways and Means Committee