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The trade ministers from the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries will be gathering this weekend in Hanoi to discuss bringing the agreement into force.

While the TPP didn’t require many changes from the United States, which is...

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has finally issued a ruling on the vexing issue of what to do about a pending trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Singapore.  Nearly all of the agreement will now start...

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Finally-some very good news on the trade front! The long-stuck World Trade Agreement (WTO) arrangements on trade facilitation have been approved by just enough members to enter into force.

The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) was struck in...

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Governments today like to declare that they are engaged in trade exercises that will result in inclusive growth.  Leaders are increasingly using the term to try to counter growing concerns over globalization.

Hence officials involved in...

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On Friday, February 10, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold his second meeting with US President Donald Trump.  Abe should strongly resist the temptation to announce the start of bilateral trade negotiations. 

If pressed, the...

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“Trade is like life itself.  It will figure a way,” said Alan Russell, as quoted in the New York Times on January 30. 

Yes and no. 

While trade will go on, finding a way to do so as easily as it has done for...

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Sometimes being right still feels like a hollow victory.  We predicted all along that Donald Trump’s statements about pulling the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement were not just campaign...

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What happens when, as expected, President Donald Trump announces that the United States will withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement next week?  Does the agreement simply die?  Or get stuck in a glass case...

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So, what happens when President Donald Trump, urged on by his equally enthusiastic advisors, significantly ramps up enforcement efforts against China?  Or moves beyond standard measures like anti-dumping lawsuits and does impose tariffs or...

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