Large markets in Africa support the move for more trade in goods, services and assets.
Viewed against the odds of success in getting 55 countries to foster meaningful regional integration, Africa has made commendable progress in crafting its own creative approach.
US President Donald Trump signed an executive order withdrawing his country from the TPP within days of reaching office.
The TPP should still bring enough benefits for the remaining countries to make it worthwhile to go through the trouble of enacting it.
With a prospective hard Brexit, Australia should prioritise a free trade agreement with the EU over the UK.
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Analysis shows there's less competition and more cross over in trade between Australia and the EU, making a trade deal more appealing.
Trump prefers his trade negotiations to be tête-à-tête.
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Trade under Trump will mean more bilateral agreements, hard bargaining and ultimatums, a sharp departure from Obama's multilateral, win-win approach.
Troubled waters ahead.
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Much of the debate around trade deals misses some of the fundamentals of what they actually are and involve.
US President Donald Trump signs an executive order on the country’s withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership.
The agreement could be as good as dead, if, instead of pushing ahead without the US, its members decide to explore bilateral trade agreements with the country.
We could be witnessing the beginning of globalisation going in reverse.