Feb 22, 2017

Abe, Trudeau discuss TPP, North Korea in phone call: source

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau discussed how to respond to the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal in a telephone call Wednesday, according to a government source. Abe and Trudeau have both recently held talks in ...

Feb 14, 2017

Trust vs. protection in trade


In 15 months, Britain will host a large meeting in London that may sound like it comes from yesterday but in fact belongs to tomorrow. The meeting will be the gathering of the heads of government of the 52 countries that are member states ...

Feb 8, 2017

Australia striving for 'TPP minus 1' after Trump withdraws

Australia will push the case for a Pacific trade deal without the U.S. at a meeting with other potential members in Chile next month, Trade Minister Steven Ciobo said. The Trans-Pacific Partnership remains “absolutely” relevant without the U.S. and the text of the accord ...

Retailers, trade groups gird for fight against GOP-proposed tax

Feb 2, 2017

Retailers, trade groups gird for fight against GOP-proposed tax

More than 100 retailers including Wal-Mart and Target as well as key trade associations are launching a new coalition aimed at fighting a Republican proposal on how imports get taxed, which they believe would harm their businesses. The National Retail Federation, along with the ...