Just as well the magi didn’t face tariffs at the border 2018 will not go down in history as a good year for trade. While [read more…]
Brexit has a certain Humpty-Dumpty quality to it The already-parlous state of the Brexit process has worsened this week, with a decision by PM May [read more…]
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.
The China dream of a prosperous and integrated economy is set against the challenging backdrop of a trade war, the opposite of peace.
Trump just announced plans to impose new tariffs on steel – New Zealand’s own exports to the US are relatively small, at $39 million in steel and a further $14 million in steel products, and $23 million in aluminium. However markets like the EU, Korea and Canada will be amongst those greatly affected. Does a trade war loom?
The CPTPP is a good idea that will bring comprehensive and progressive transformation to New Zealand’s trade opportunities, while it preserves the New Zealand Government’s right to regulate in the national interest in areas like public health, the environment and to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.
These are definitely the best of times and the worst of times for trade. The best of times because our economy is outward looking and [read more…]
Progress among the ‘TPP-11’ was more tortoise than hare at a recent meeting in Chile attended by Trade Minister Todd McClay, along with fellow Ministers [read more…]
A recent report from the forest industry has drawn attention to the increasing prevalence of non tariff barriers (NTBs). NTBs are the next frontier for [read more…]
San Francisco, 28 February 2016 – Prioritizing both domestic and regional economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region by taking focusing the work of the APEC [read more…]