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The World Trade Organization will be defanged but not dead. It’s in Australia’s interest to keep it alive.
The World Trade Organization will lose its teeth from midnight. We are entering a world with unenforceable rules.
While tariffs have a direct impact on exporters in the US and China, third-party countries like New Zealand are more affected by non-tariff barriers.
So far, New Zealand exporters have not been affected by the trade war between the US and China, but the Hong Kong crisis could easily embroil any foreign company.
As the public face of globalism, the WTO mobilised protesters. It’ll be replaced by the law of the jungle.
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.
President Trump and Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison insist it matters whether China is classified as “developed” or “developing” in the World Trade Organisation matters. It may not.
In complaining about China's alleged special treatment by the World Trade Organization, US President Donald Trump and Australia's Scott Morrison are pointing to something that isn't really there.
Trump has nobbled the umpire. The rules that have governed trade need a new line of defence.
Illegality doesn't matter when you've kneecapped the umpire who would have enforced the rules.
The automobile sector has grown most strongly since 1994 behind tariff protection.
South Africa's economic reforms of the 1990s were overdone, destroying some industries and thus impacting economic growth and job creation. A re-balancing of industrial policy is called for.
Congress was once the seat of all power on U.S. trade policy.
President Trump has unilaterally raised tariffs and sparked trade wars, all without consulting Congress. A century ago, the roles were reversed.
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.
China is the world’s second largest economy.
As the trade spat between China and the US continues, it is likely to spill over to other countries. For Australia and New Zealand, this could bring both risks and opportunities.
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.
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.
Tariffs, border controls and other barriers would kick in and prove costly for both businesses and consumers.
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.
Trump and Merkel: Friends, foes or frenemies?
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The president, who called the European Union a 'foe' following a series of meetings in Europe, may not realize just how much Americans have gained from their relationship with Europe.
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.
Don’t forget your friends.
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The Trump administration recently imposed tariffs of up to 25 percent on foreign steel and aluminum – including from the EU, Canada and Mexico, the three biggest markets for American goods.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and his team meeting international investors and business leaders in London.
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South Africa's relations with the US could sour under President Trump.