Government modelling projects a mere 0.3% increase on current GDP when the NZ-UK free trade agreement comes into full force. Does that justify the concessions the deal makes?
Rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership would boost trade in Southeast Asia, counter China and help show the world the US is back.
Indonesia is a strategic country for the United States and the cooperation between the two countries will only grow.
Foreign companies can get rights Australian companies can’t, so long as they are actually foreign.
Australia won’t let Australians see the Australia-EU deal before it is signed. The EU is publishing running updates.
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.
Despite the growing role of data and technology in the world economy, there are very few rules to govern digital trade.
No commitments on environmental standards, but foreign corporations will shore up their rights to sue the Australian and Indonesian governments.
America may have missed a window of opportunity to curb China’s rise when it pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
What Brexit means for future UK-Japan business.
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.
Countries that have phased out supply management systems in the dairy industry have seen an initial spike in production, then a steady decline. That’s why Canada should protect its dairy farmers.
The death of the rules-based world order that supports the global economy and free trade has been greatly exaggerated.
Labor says it will wave through the 11-nation Trans Pacific Partnership deal, then amend it in government. That won’t be easy.
The EU is asking Australia to extend drug company monopolies. This could mean Australians wait longer for access to cheaper, generic medicines.
A political scientist and economist explores the causes and consequences of Trump’s scattershot trade policy.
The administration embraces mercantilism, an ideology with few adherents.
Trump, who withdrew the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership when he became president, briefly appeared to consider joining the trade accord again.
When he meets the US president this week, the prime minister will talk about the North Korean nuclear threat, the rise of China, and the rebranded Trans-Pacific Partnership.
It will be the private remarks between senior Australian business leaders and foreign investors at Davos that will likely be the most consequential for the Australian economy in the coming few years.