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President Trump and Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison insist it matters whether China is classified as “developed” or “developing” in the World Trade Organisation matters. It may not. Shutterstock

Myth busted: China’s status as a developing country gives it few benefits in the World Trade Organisation

In complaining about China's alleged special treatment by the World Trade Organization, US President Donald Trump and Australia's Scott Morrison are pointing to something that isn't really there.
Trump believes the Geneva-based WTO treats the U.S. with disrespect. Martin Good/Shutterstock.com

Why Trump’s wrong about WTO treating US unfairly

The president again threatened to drop out of the World Trade Organization if it doesn't 'shape up.' But a careful review of case filings show the US isn't treated any differently than its other members.
Bill Shorten announced this week that a Labor government would triple penalties for dumping cheap overseas products in the Australian market. Tony McDonough/AAP

Shorten’s plan to triple anti-dumping penalties misunderstands the law

Bill Shorten has proposed tripling penalties for dumping cheap overseas products like steel into the Australian market. But this proposal suggests a failure to understand dumping and its regulation.

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