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NAFTA 2.0: Rhetoric vs. Reality - Part 4

The tone of negotiations has soured since the last instalment of this blog series. The NAFTA negotiations are now being dominated by talk of “poison pills” and a potential end to the agreement being nigh. 507 more words


The Spaghetti Bowl: Visualising the Proliferation of Preferential Trade Agreements

The world of preferential trade agreements (PTAs) is rapidly evolving: governments increasingly negotiate on the bilateral and regional level. This activity has created a complex web of PTAs spanning the globe. 184 more words

China Is Winning The Trade War

While the US is fighting its numerous wars the trade war is being won by China and its Silk Road Project.  In the old days the Silk Road was a trade route from Asia to Europe back in the the 1400s and China is silently renewing this trade route….. 549 more words

International Situations

NAFTA in the Digital Era


The election of Donald Trump has brought renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement to the forefront of Canada’s trade priorities. Discussions have ranged from our agricultural supply regimes to tariffs, but one potentially transformative aspect relates to digital rights. 593 more words


Manchester protests against toxic Trump-TIP trade talks

US-UK trade talks commenced in the UK on Monday, bringing Manchester citizens onto the streets to protest against toxic trade deals.

But toxic chickens are not the only threat. 141 more words

International Trade

The marginal propensity to import in China and the composition of Australia’s exports

By Andrew Marks.

The marginal propensity to import manufacturing products is rising more rapidly than the marginal propensity to import primary products in China, yet Australia’s exports to this country are concentrated in primary products thereby leading to large export revenue and hence output and employment losses. 102 more words

International Trade

A Keynesian case for industrial policy

Keynesian economics emphasises the primacy of aggregate demand or expenditure in driving the growth of output and employment. More mainstream neoclassical Keynesians, and the New Keynesians, tend to argue that inadequate demand is a short run phenomenon. 1,176 more words