G20 members have been imposing new barriers to trade.
Tariffs have been falling in recent years but countries are imposing other barriers to trade, affecting Australian consumers and businesses.
US President Donald Trump argues manufacturing jobs are being lost to imports and multilateral trade agreements.
A border adjustment tax would raise government revenue and boost jobs in export-driven industries, which tend to concentrate in the embattled manufacturing sector.
Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.
The Global South will be left out in the cold if trade deals go ahead.
Australia’s approach to trade policy is more thoughtful and calculating than it is given credit for by sections of the media, academia and the public who object to current negotiations.
Ten years on from the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement, Australia is entering another round of negotiations towards the new and controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership. This is the first article in the…