Cities have not been central to public policy discussions on trade growth and diversification that are typically centred on trade pacts between countries. But cities are now driving a lot of trade.
America may have missed a window of opportunity to curb China’s rise when it pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Despite promises, it's hard to deny that the UK's standards on agriculture, air pollution, and climate change are under threat.
Trump, who withdrew the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership when he became president, briefly appeared to consider joining the trade accord again.
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.
The new TPP means fewer barriers for Australian exports, but there a number of loose ends – not least if the United States decides to rejoin.