Australia and other governments refused to release the text until after it was signed on Sunday. It'll do little for Australian trade.
The TRIPS waiver makes COVID-19 treatments more accessible globally by enabling manufacture and distribution of COVID-19 drugs and medical supplies that would normally be protected by patents.
A Trump election loss would suit NZ's trade, climate and arms control foreign policies. But there will still be the problem of China.
An EU-UK trade deal will reinforce the certainty and continuity that South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Eswatini – plus Mozambique are seeking in their relationship with the UK.
It might simply be because of all of Australia's anti-dumping actions against China, or it might be an attempt to make Australia more malleable.
Africa accounts for nearly 27% of the World Trade Organisation's membership and 35% of members from developing countries, but an African has never run it.
The World Trade Organisation has thrown out the final legal challenge to Australia's tobacco plain packaging laws. Now countries across the world can implement this game-changing public health policy.
South Africa should use its remaining AGOA window to find other export markets and retool its economy - as US economic attitude towards Africa hardens.
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The World Trade Organization will lose its teeth from midnight. We are entering a world with unenforceable rules.
So far, New Zealand exporters have not been affected by the trade war between the US and China, but the Hong Kong crisis could easily embroil any foreign company.
We are about to go from having rules that overreached to having few rules. The US, China and the EU will be able to act with impunity.
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.
Illegality doesn't matter when you've kneecapped the umpire who would have enforced the rules.
South Africa's economic reforms of the 1990s were overdone, destroying some industries and thus impacting economic growth and job creation. A re-balancing of industrial policy is called for.
President Trump has unilaterally raised tariffs and sparked trade wars, all without consulting Congress. A century ago, the roles were reversed.
Trump's embrace of bilateralism in trade relations has pernicious long-term consequences, including ratcheting up the odds of violent conflict.
A quarter-century ago, more than 100 nations agreed to engage in freer trade with one another and signed the declaration that established the World Trade Organization.
As the trade spat between China and the US continues, it is likely to spill over to other countries. For Australia and New Zealand, this could bring both risks and opportunities.