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.
The EU and Japan's economies together account for about a third of global GDP.
A hallowed chamber for an important address.
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As Trump prepares to deliver his delayed State of the Union address, here's what four economists had to say about the state of the union.
Presidents Xi and Trump don’t always see eye to eye.
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Despite agreeing to a ceasefire, the two sides offered differing depictions of their trade war truce that show a lasting peace may still be out of reach.
Trump had a full hand, but he may have squandered it.
Boasting the world's biggest and strongest economy, the U.S. has enormous leverage when it sits down with a partner to negotiate a trade deal. Threats and tariffs are not really helping.
What role do EU institutions and the parliaments of 27 member states have in agreeing the next steps of the Brexit process.
Canada, Mexico and other U.S. allies aren’t walking away from the principles of economic cooperation.
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The death of the rules-based world order that supports the global economy and free trade has been greatly exaggerated.
The trade deficit, and how much a country exports or imports, is only part of the story.
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Americans seem to believe trade deficits are a bad thing, partly because of arguments suggesting they mean the US is 'losing.' An economist explains why that's rubbish.
Special immigration provisions are increasingly being written into free trade deals.
There is a gap between free trade and free migration.
More milk from these Wisconsin dairy cows may find its way to Canada under the new trade deal.
Canada, the US and Mexico have signed a deal to rip up the 25-year-old NAFTA and replace it with something new. But what's actually changed?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland arrive to hold a news conference on the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) in Ottawa on Oct. 1, 2018.
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Who are the winners and losers in the new USMCA? It's complicated, but one thing's for certain: Canada should never again allow itself to be overly dependent upon one trading partner.
There’s a chill in the air these days.
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The US and China once again exchanged fire in their escalating trade war. Tariffs have been the main source of ammunition thus far, but China has other weapons it could begin to deploy.
If the trade war with China escalates, siding with the US is going to cost, but Australia’s long-term national interests still lie with it.
There can be no middle road in the trade war between China and the United States. Soon we will have to pick sides.
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.
Improved access to Canada’s dairy market for American producers is one of the key unresolved NAFTA issues.
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Canada and the United States are back at the table to try to save NAFTA negotiations. Two key issues need to be resolved.
Trump celebrates a tentative deal to replace NAFTA with advisors and Mexican counterparts.
The US and Mexico announced a bilateral trade deal that pointedly excludes Canada. A economic law expert explains what it means.
The Trump administration is rapidly breaking down the World Trade Organisation.
The United States is blocking new judges to the body that interprets and enforces global trade rules. Australia should start preparing for the end of the World Trade Organisation system.
Farmer Michael Petefish walks through one of his soybean fields in southern Minnesota.
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The Trump administration's promise of $12 billion in aid to offset losses from retaliatory tariffs will not make up for the long-term consequences of a prolonged trade war.
Activists stage a demonstration against the so-called CETA trade deal outside the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, in February 2017.
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An imminent court ruling by the European Union will decide the future of the economic partnership between Canada and the EU. It has broader implications for multilateralism in international trade.