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.
China’s Xi and Trump look on as U.S. and Chinese business leaders sign trade deals.
A closer look at the US-China trade relationship shows why Trump's 'targeted' tariffs are likely to hurt American workers and businesses as well.
African leaders meet in Kigali to sign the continent’s free trade agreement.
Continental free trade area's potential impact includes boosting intra-Africa trade, manufacturing exports, job creation and poverty alleviation.
Business such as California winemakers could be hurt by the new tariffs as a result of retaliation.
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While the tariffs are unlikely to stem Chinese intellectual property theft or reverse the steep trade deficit, they are certain to hurt American companies and consumers.
We benefit most when we focus on exporting the goods and services we are the most efficient at producing.
Smaller businesses contribute a huge amount of Australia's national output but a tiny proportion of our exports.
Trump will soon learn the costs of going it alone on trade.
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American lawmakers in the 1930s learned the hard way what happens when a country raises tariffs and makes other unilateral trade decisions.
Australia’s Trade Minister Steven Ciobo speaking after a meeting for the Trans Pacific Partnership in Vietnam.
Many provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership have been suspended after the United States pulled out. But there's still much to debate about the regional free trade agreement.
Australian Manuka honey may have to be called something else.
New Zealand is currently pushing to certify and protect Manuka honey. Should Australia follow suit with King Island Beef?
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, sitting at the president’s right, announced the China trade deal.
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The Trump administration's new deal with China, which won't benefit many workers, shows the pitfalls of pursuing bilateral agreements at the expense of multilateral ones like NAFTA.
Africa needs to improve governance, build infrastructure, and reduce trade barriers to achieve inclusive growth.
REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
The need to connect African markets to aid development will once again be discussed at the World Economic Forum. The debate needs to move beyond the usual rhetoric.