Before the container was standardized, loading and unloading goods was very labor-intensive, inefficient and costly.
‘America First’ may not be long for this world. Surveys show many GOP members under 35 are closer to Democrats on China, trade and defense spending.
The Modi government is more sceptical about free trade deals than previous Indian administrations, as evidenced by its decision not to join the RCEP trading bloc.
Queues at borders, suspended deliveries, empty shelves: the EU-UK Trade Cooperatiion Agreement is not quite what it seemed in the brochure.
President-elect Biden hopes to restore America’s global leadership on issues like trade, but populists in both parties may make his job a lot harder.
A Trump election loss would suit NZ’s trade, climate and arms control foreign policies. But there will still be the problem of China.
Trump launched his trade war to save American manufacturing. An economist explains why it hasn’t worked out as planned.
COVID-19 has all but wiped foreign policy from the election debate, but a world still in crisis awaits the winner of the general election.
The Canada-U.S.-Mexico Free Trade Agreement, which came into force in July 2020, puts more emphasis on the environment and gives greater authority in Canada in the matter.
But they may not bring all the economic benefits that their proponents suggest.
One strategy is to give negotiators maximum deal-making power. Another is to take as much as possible away from them.
Africa has opportunities to integrate further and bring its economies into the global economy.
Although there will be some economic harm, it may be time to retreat from free trade with China and focus on our national security concerns.
African countries must take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact to accelerate industrialisation and intra-regional trade, and improve infrastructure.
Canada’s free-trade obsession has made us overly reliant on global supply chains. That’s a huge unforced error given that 19 years ago, 9/11 showed us just how quickly border policy can change.
The US and China have reportedly agreed on a partial deal to ease tensions in the two-year old trade war. Does that mean it’s almost over? Fat chance, an economist says.
President Trump and Democrats recently agreed on a deal to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. A trade scholar explains what’s new.
A large free trade area could hinder the development of manufacturing, which countries need for economic growth.
Border closure is an implicit admission of the ineptitude and incompetence of Nigeria’s customs and immigration officers
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.