Georgetown First Year Seminar with Trade Experts

I am delighted to have key experts on trade coming to my seminar. Most recently we had

Mr. William Brock

Frm Senator and U.S. Trade Representative on key Washington trade insiders
 

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General Representative of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, USA Representative Office

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Mr. Donald Manzullo

Frm chairman, House committee on Small Business
Currently President and Chief Executive Officer of the Korea Economic Institute of America
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Mr. Francisco Sandoval

Economic Advisor to the Ministry of the Economy’s Trade and NAFTA Office at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, DC 
Professor Michael Czinkota (czinkotm@georgetown.edu) teaches international marketing at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington D.C. and the University of Kent at Canterbury, U.K. His key book (with Ilkka Ronkainen) is International Marketing, 10th ed., CENGAGE

Global Update: Japan – Debate on Tax Hike

Japan is currently battling a dilemma as to whether to increase its sales tax. A group of 60 experts is meeting to discuss their views on the issue.  Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must “decide by early October whether he will go ahead with a plan to raise the current 5% sales tax to 8% next April and to 10% in October 2015.” According to law, the increase must be made but the Prime Minister has the right to delay it if it were to harm the economy.

The group of 60 agreed to enter the debate with no preconceived biases in order for the best outcome to remain possible.

What you do you think Japan should do? Post your views in the comment section below!