A worker at an auto parts plant in Orion Township, Michigan, lifts coiled steel into place.
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The president has promised to put a stop to foreign companies 'dumping' steel on US markets. Former President Bush tried the same thing, and here's what happened.
The G20 displayed unprecedented global economic leadership in the past. That leadership is needed again today.
The G20 has stopped showing economic leadership at a time when risks are high. Australia can play a role in addressing this.
Sparks fly: workers produce steel at a small plant in Shenyang, northeast China.
Politicians in Europe, the US and the UK have blamed steel industry woes on artificially cheap imports.
Just a sample of the $1.2 trillion of goods traded every month.
A new WTO trade deal is expected to provide up to $1 trillion in economic gains by eliminating bureaucracy. But that's not its most important benefit.
State conservation officials from Florida and Georgia work in 2014 to remove a heavy length of fishing rope from a right whale’s mouth.
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A new US seafood import rule requires supplier countries to control accidental bycatch of whales, seals and other marine mammals – showing that global trade and conservation can reinforce each other.
Which way forward?
Nearly six months on from the UK's shock vote, there looks very little room for manoeuvre in negotiations.
Australia’s trade relationship with the UK is about to get very complex.
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There is no precedent for Brexit, meaning the UK will probably be forced back to the WTO negotiating table before making any new trade deal.
China and the US are at the centre of multilateral trade talk disagreements.
With no sign of resolution in the near future the collapse of multilateral trade negotiations, tagged as the Doha round, risks breeding a major crisis.
Trump has his sights set on the US Fed.
Trump's economic "plan" has a good chance of sending the US economy back to the Fred Flintstone era.
The G20 meeting in Hangzhou is a chance for global leaders to push back against anti-globalization forces that threaten free trade.
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The G20 leaders should throw their weight behind the WTO's Trade Facilitation Agreement to help prevent a revival of protectionism.
Mobile payment services could be affected by the complexity the Trade in Services Agreement creates.
A WikiLeaks release of confidential documents about a multinational trade agreement shows it will add more complexity to trade in services which may cost Australian businesses.
The steel industry has been the focus of anti-dumping measures.
The Australian government is using anti-dumping laws are a tool for protecting industries which aren't competitive, at a cost to consumers.
If Brexiters thought that making new international tariff deals and joining the WTO would be a cakewalk, they're in for a shock.
Boris Johnson led the Leave campaign. Now Brexit might have positive implications for UK trade.
Australia could stand to benefit from trade with a newly liberated UK.
‘If Steve McQueen can do it …“
Conservative MP David Davies has been telling anti-TTIP activists that a leave vote is how they can torpedo the deal.
The single market is a complicated beast. It won't be that easy for the UK to get the post-Brexit deal it wants.
What the Treasury says.
New report says households will be £4,300 worse off if we leave the EU. Here's the verdict.
Reports of the demise of the WTO’s trade agenda might be premature.
The WTO's global trade agenda has been decried as dead. But the upcoming Nairobi round might change that.
Patent? What patent? (Pharmacy in Asmara, Eritrea)
There is a window of opportunity for the least developed countries to develop their own pharmaceuticals industry.
Meetings in Washington.
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