Part of the purpose of trade deals is to prevent politicians from inserting politics into matters of commerce. Donald Trump is bucking that trend. What does it mean for Canada and NAFTA?
Smaller businesses contribute a huge amount of Australia's national output but a tiny proportion of our exports.
Trump's tariffs will have only a small impact on the Australian economy, as Australia isn't a large exporter of steel or aluminium.
China supplies just 2% of America's steel, while Canada and Europe have sizeable shares and Australian steel producers depend on access to US markets.
When confronted with the consequences of arms sales, democratic governments fall back on a number of flawed arguments.
Leaving the EU single market and customs union cannot be compensated for by free trade agreements with other countries.
Australia recently signed a free trade agreement with Peru and more are on the way. At the same time it is part of a global trend of stealth protectionism among developed countries.
The UK’s best prospects for a favourable trade agreement with China are to be found by remaining within the EU.
The two things UK must do to survive Brexit.
Canada ratified the Paris agreement on climate change, but it hasn't yet filled the leadership void left by the United States. Time is running out.
The Buy Queensland strategy has questionable economic logic and also explicitly contravenes a number of Australia's international trade obligations.
Global travelers are being increasingly asked if they want to pay for local purchases in terms of their home country currency. Here's why you should resist the strong temptation to do so.
The UK was a founding member of EFTA in 1960 and only left to join the EU.
European countries are competing against Brussels and each other for China's affections. And that is undermining the EU.
Politicians in Europe, the US and the UK have blamed steel industry woes on artificially cheap imports.
The latest figures on the world wine market confirm that the industry is undergoing considerable change, with European countries finding their positions and strategies challenged by the new world..
The Chinese government has now clearly signalled its intention to assume a more prominent global leadership role through the Belt and Road Initiative.
The latest figures on the world wine market confirm that the industry is undergoing considerable change, with European countries finding their positions and strategies challenged by the US and China.
A fundamental insight into the distributive effects of free trade from almost 90 years ago.
Next the negotiations begin, and Britain has two years to negotiate a trade deal with the EU if it wants to avoid the WTO cliff edge.