The administration embraces mercantilism, an ideology with few adherents.
Bill Shorten has proposed tripling penalties for dumping cheap overseas products like steel into the Australian market. But this proposal suggests a failure to understand dumping and its regulation.
The $60 billion in tariffs targeting China not only risks sparking a trade war, they represent a rejection of the WTO’s much more effective way of dealing with unfair trade practices.
Even though Australia sides with the US on more areas of policy, it should be careful about being dragged into the back-and-forth of sanctions between the US and China.
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.
Donald Trump has described NAFTA as the worst trade deal ever signed by the United States. As NAFTA talks continue, here’s what Canada and Mexico can do if the unthinkable happens.
The movement against globalisation has shifted from developing to developed countries.
Slapping duties on imported panels is unwise.
The two things UK must do to survive Brexit.
We asked four of our regular economics writers to examine a key theme they expect to flare up in 2018 and why.
A trade dispute between Australia and Indonesia shines a spotlight on Australia’s controversial ‘anti-dumping’ practices at the World Trade Organisation.
Many have compared the UK’s repeal of the Corn Laws in 1846 with leaving the European Union.
The president has promised to put a stop to foreign companies ‘dumping’ steel on US markets. Former President Bush tried the same thing, and here’s what happened.
The G20 has stopped showing economic leadership at a time when risks are high. Australia can play a role in addressing this.
Politicians in Europe, the US and the UK have blamed steel industry woes on artificially cheap imports.
A new WTO trade deal is expected to provide up to $1 trillion in economic gains by eliminating bureaucracy. But that’s not its most important benefit.
A new US seafood import rule requires supplier countries to control accidental bycatch of whales, seals and other marine mammals – showing that global trade and conservation can reinforce each other.
Nearly six months on from the UK’s shock vote, there looks very little room for manoeuvre in negotiations.
There is no precedent for Brexit, meaning the UK will probably be forced back to the WTO negotiating table before making any new trade deal.
With no sign of resolution in the near future the collapse of multilateral trade negotiations, tagged as the Doha round, risks breeding a major crisis.