The United States wants to use the negotiations to counter Chinese influence in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack on “net-zero 2050” and coal
Michelle Grattan discusses coal, the nationals, and China with Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack
Australia won’t let Australians see the Australia-EU deal before it is signed. The EU is publishing running updates.
Foreign Minister Marise Payne meets UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in Canberra on February 6.
Europe will insist on carbon commitments before agreeing to a deal.
The Indonesian president outlined four major steps to improve the relationship, two of which were quite unexpected.
Leaders of the three countries signed the USMCA in November 2018.
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President Trump and Democrats recently agreed on a deal to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. A trade scholar explains what’s new.
Australian roads are straight, as has been the trajectory of our economic policy for more than 30 years.
Australia’s secret weapon has been faith in market outcomes combined with a strong social safety set.
The new faces of Trump’s trade disputes.
The Trump administration’s tendency to follow rules only if they’re in its interest could end up hurting the US in the long run.
Mexican avocados may soon be more expensive in American supermarkets.
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President Trump plans to put a 5% tariff on every Mexican good that crosses the border unless Mexico does more to reduce the flow of migrants.
Who will blink first?
Trump’s embrace of bilateralism in trade relations has pernicious long-term consequences, including ratcheting up the odds of violent conflict.
The WTO’s home in Geneva.
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.
Simon Birmingham and Enggartiasto Lukita have signed an agreement that might never be ratified in that form.
No commitments on environmental standards, but foreign corporations will shore up their rights to sue the Australian and Indonesian governments.
Artists can be denied control of their creations for life. Bryan Adams at the 2015 AFL Grand Final.
Individual creators get too small a share of copyright’s rewards. What Bryan Adams is proposing in Canada could also work in Australia to help authors get paid and keep works available to the public.
Trump believes the Geneva-based WTO treats the U.S. with disrespect.
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.
Australian Prime Minister Scott was in Jakarta to discuss a free trade agreement between Indonesia and Australia.
Under the free trade agreement, Australian universities will be able to have majority ownership of an Indonesian university.
Trump has long talked about halting U.S. participation in the WTO.
Trump has often talked about leaving the World Trade Organization. An economist explains what it is and what would happen if the president had his way.
Trump against the world?
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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.
Trump answers questions before departing the White House on his way to the G7 in Quebec.
A political scientist and economist explores the causes and consequences of Trump’s scattershot trade policy.
Large companies control 88% of the agricultural export market.
Smaller Australian businesses are more productive than larger ones, but have disproportionately low levels of exports and wages.
Is there still room for the U.S.?
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Trump, who withdrew the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership when he became president, briefly appeared to consider joining the trade accord again.