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An edited extract of an interview which is published in partnership with The Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
Donald Trump's obsession with trade deficits, and his subsequent wielding of the tariff big guns, is the absolute wrong approach for the U.S. economy.
Is Canada ready for a scenario where the North American Free Trade Agreement is scrapped? The tense negotiations with the United States are a chance for Canada to diversify its trade partnerships.
If the US were to stop dumping these valuable metals in landfills and to cease exporting them as cheap scrap, its imports could fall, and there would be less of these metals being made from scratch.
Canada's protectionist stance on dairy products has attracted the ire of Donald Trump. The U.S. president raises legitimate points about a system that costs Canadians at home and abroad.
International trade policy requires three traits to be successful and lead to mutual prosperity. Trump's is missing all three, as he showed at the G-7 summit.
A political scientist and economist explores the causes and consequences of Trump's scattershot trade policy.
US tariffs could potentially benefit some EU firms that rely on steel and aluminium.
The underlying problem with Donald Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum isn't Trump. It's the increasing willingness by the U.S. to impose its will on its neighbours amid rising economic nationalism.
The government has extended by a year the time it is giving exporters with old ships to continue with sub-standard conditions for sheep carried to the Middle East.
From a public relations perspective, the Canadian government's retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. are a win. But the tariffs on everything from mayo to orange juice will hurt Canadian consumers.
Anxiety about China's rise is unlikely to abate any time soon – Australia needs to remain calm and realise the region is changing rapidly.
Donald Trump's 'Art of the Deal' may be all about talking tough, bluffing and bullying, but as any poker player knows, there comes a time to call a bluff. If there ever was such a time, this is it.
Labor on Thursday will move an amendment to phase out live sheep exports, mirroring the private member's bill put up by Liberal MP Sussan Ley.
In the wake of the Canadian government's rejection of a Chinese takeover bid for construction company Aecon, Canada must drop the 'Red Scare' rhetoric and figure out how to engage with a rising China.
We modelled a number of scenarios showing all increases in US or Chinese trade protection would cause international trade, and the global economy more generally, to shrink.
He told The Conversation that even when he finished his degree in the 1990s "the economic rationale for continuing the trade wasn't strong".