Tariffs, border controls and other barriers would kick in and prove costly for both businesses and consumers.
The Latinoamericana Tower stands amid smog in Mexico City.
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Pollution is killing people in the developing world at an alarming rate. While there are many reasons for this, one looms large: China.
In this 2015 photo, Ensaf Haidar, wife of the jailed Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi, shows a portrait of her husband in France. The arrest of Badawi’s sister is at the heart of a diplomatic spat between Canada and Saudi Arabia that will significantly affect trade between the two countries.
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The diplomatic spat between Canada and Saudi Arabia could have serious economic ramifications as well. When diplomatic ties are cut, research shows trade suffers significantly.
In a recent speech, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attempted to reset Australia’s relationship with China, which has become strained in recent months.
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The prime minister's China "reset" speech indicates he has yielded to diplomatic advice to separate domestic politics from foreign policy.
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The US tech giants are increasingly in the EU's regulatory crosshairs.
Tariffs may help certain industries, but their broader impact on middle- and lower-income consumers is generally harmful.
The president says he's fighting his trade war because a generation of free trade has failed working-class Americans. An economist explains why tariffs will only make things worse.
The 10th BRICS Summit delivered a mixed bag when judged on what it said on key issues, like global governance and trade.
The U.S. won’t be able to walk all over Putin with unilateral sanctions.
American policymakers and lawmakers are floating unilateral sanctions against Russia, Iran and even Turkey in an effort to change behavior. But research shows sanctions only work in narrow circumstances.
The EU has repeatedly placed great emphasis on the protection of geographical names like champagne and parmesan during trade negotiations.
Farmer Michael Petefish walks through one of his soybean fields in southern Minnesota.
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The Trump administration's promise of $12 billion in aid to offset losses from retaliatory tariffs will not make up for the long-term consequences of a prolonged trade war.
Activists stage a demonstration against the so-called CETA trade deal outside the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, in February 2017.
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An imminent court ruling by the European Union will decide the future of the economic partnership between Canada and the EU. It has broader implications for multilateralism in international trade.
People from the DRC flee the fighting. Movement of people is restricted across the continent.
The free movement of people between African countries could facilitate economic development.
Tudor warship, part of a manuscript presented to Henry VIII in 1546 by Anthony Anthony.
The cargo ship was built at around the time that England was beginning to look further afield for trade opportunities.
Importantly, the new strategy is ambitious, and will be led by, at least for now, the governments of Malcolm Turnbull and Narendra Modi.
A new government report outlines a strategy for the Australia-India relationship, and reminds is that India is not China, and must be considered in its own right.
Friendship doesn’t get you a trade agreement.
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The white paper, which outlines Britain's vision for Brexit, does make independent trade deals tricky.
Trump and Merkel: Friends, foes or frenemies?
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The president, who called the European Union a 'foe' following a series of meetings in Europe, may not realize just how much Americans have gained from their relationship with Europe.
Kentucky bourbon is among the products targeted with retaliatory tariffs by the EU.
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Trump has started a trade war with China and much of the world. Here's what you need to know.
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President Trump's global trade wars may indeed drive manufacturing back to the U.S. – just not in the way he predicted.
It sparked a series of government resignations, but what's actually in Theresa May's Brexit plan?
A different decision from the Supreme Court of Canada on inter-provincial trade barriers could have, among other things, finally forced politicians to deal with the country’s problematic supply management system for the dairy and poultry sectors.
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The Gérard Comeau case was never just about beer. It was essentially about enabling Canada's domestic economy across the country to thrive. Here's how the Supreme Court of Canada got it so wrong.