21 APEC economies gather this week in Papua New Guinea but overhanging the Asia-Pacific meeting is the spectre of trade war and rising protectionism.
Here is our collection of articles and blog posts regarding trade issues, the importance of trade and the relevance of trade to everyday New Zealanders.
The China dream of a prosperous and integrated economy is set against the challenging backdrop of a trade war, the opposite of peace.
Three agreements on the table: At a time of otherwise fairly dismal prospects for the global trading system, progress on these three agreements shows that many countries are still committed to creating the best possible opportunities for sustained prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.
The huge RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership)* trade deal is one way that New Zealand can offset the economic fallout of the trade war that is developing between the United States and China.
Not content with threatening to impose tariffs on all of China’s exports to the United States, the Trump Administration has included a provision in the [read more…]
The World Trade Organisation system has underpinned seventy years of global prosperity and has helped create a more level playing field for trade, even for [read more…]
There is a certain irony in New Zealand’s current free trade negotiations with the European Union (EU), underway in Wellington this week. In 1973, [read more…]
If you know your French history, in 1789, Louis XVI, asked his courtiers “Is this a revolt” and they replied: “No Sire, it is a [read more…]
Some positive news from the United States: we are delighted to report that President Trump last month signed the “Knowledgeable Innovators and Worthy Investors Act” [read more…]
Some people may not have heard about the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) but after years of effort it is making slow but steady progress [read more…]