free trade

Trump thinks auto tariffs against Mexico will solve border ‘crisis’

Trump thinks auto tariffs against Mexico will solve border ‘crisis’

In an apparent reversal on the position he so firmly stated over the weekend, President Donald Trump now says that he will not immediately shut down the U.S.-Mexico border, opting instead to wait for
Trump’s plan to close US-Mexico border will have ‘devastating impact’ on economy

Trump’s plan to close US-Mexico border will have ‘devastating impact’ on economy

With his efforts to secure $8 billion to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall hamstrung, President Donald Trump over the weekend renewed his threat to shut down the border altogether, potentially
The Brexit mess traces its roots to another political crisis in the 19th century

The Brexit mess traces its roots to another political crisis in the 19th century

Kevin O'Rourke explains how the UK's long history of fighting about trade leads to Brexit.
Trump’s trade war has cost the US at least $19 billion

Trump’s trade war has cost the US at least $19 billion

The president's tariff math doesn’t add up.
Japan’s Abe Delivers Speech on Economy, Free Trade in Davos

Japan’s Abe Delivers Speech on Economy, Free Trade in Davos

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a special address at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Casting himself as loyal defender of globalization, Abe told political
Japan's Abe Presses Davos Crowd to Rebuild Trust in Free Trade

Japan's Abe Presses Davos Crowd to Rebuild Trust in Free Trade

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told political and business leaders gathered in Davos, Switzerland, to renew trust in global trade, as he seeks to avoid a repeat of last year’s tit-for-tat tariffs
Chamber of Commerce Wants Trump and Congress to Quit ‘Governing by Crisis’

Chamber of Commerce Wants Trump and Congress to Quit ‘Governing by Crisis’

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is calling on President Donald Trump and Congress to resolve their dispute that has kept the federal government partly shut down for almost three weeks and stop “governing
Italy Recruits to Fight the EU. Just Don’t Mention Putin

Italy Recruits to Fight the EU. Just Don’t Mention Putin

Deputy Prime Minister Salvini traveled to Poland as part his party’s recruitment drive before European elections.
The huge new Pacific trade deal has gone into effect without the US

The huge new Pacific trade deal has gone into effect without the US

The CPTPP is now a reality. For Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and Singapore the massive trade deal has gone into effect. (It’s in…
Norway doesn’t want to belong to a club that has post-Brexit Britain as a member

Norway doesn’t want to belong to a club that has post-Brexit Britain as a member

British prime minister Theresa May is struggling to gain support for her plan to steer the UK out of the EU. Her deal has two…
US, Canada, and Mexico sign new free trade agreement, but it’s not a done deal

US, Canada, and Mexico sign new free trade agreement, but it’s not a done deal

While at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina, President Donald Trump on Friday joined leaders from Canada and Mexico to sign the USMCA deal, which is basically an updated version of the North American
Moral Holiday Shopping Is Harder Than You Think

Moral Holiday Shopping Is Harder Than You Think

Back in 2012, Julie Keith was pulling out decorations for a Halloween-themed birthday party in Damascus, Oregon, when a handwritten letter dropped out of the box containing a fake tomb stone kit. It
MORICI: Trump’s misunderstood trade policy

MORICI: Trump’s misunderstood trade policy

President Donald Trump’s trade policy is terribly misunderstood and the subject of much demagoguery from critics and supporters alike. Critics say his focus on the trade deficit is misguided.

Enter Number Two? Fiat Chrysler Boss Mulls U-turn on Ram HD Production

In a bid to leapfrog General Motors in pickup sales, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley now claims his company’s Saltillo, Mexico assembly plant might continue cranking out heavy-duty Ram
The huge new Pacific trade deal is about to kick off without the US

The huge new Pacific trade deal is about to kick off without the US

The CPTPP is ready for takeoff. The trade deal was recently ratified by Canada, and Australia says it will do the same soon. Japan, Mexico,…
What Trump wants from Mexico: All of the trade, none of the immigration

What Trump wants from Mexico: All of the trade, none of the immigration

The migrant caravan moving from Central America through Mexico and toward the U.S. border has thus far failed to heed President Donald Trump’s tweeted demand to turn around, and now the administration
SOHI: Canada will benefit from trade and pipeline deals

SOHI: Canada will benefit from trade and pipeline deals

BY AMARJEET SOHI A recent column by Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre was high on partisan talking points and even higher on personal attacks against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. It is disappointing
Trump’s new NAFTA supports tech monopolies like Facebook and Google

Trump’s new NAFTA supports tech monopolies like Facebook and Google

Free trade agreements used to be about promoting competition—but now they’re often promoting monopolies. For the last two years, US president Donald Trump has been…
The new NAFTA gets rid of controversial corporate legal rights—for now

The new NAFTA gets rid of controversial corporate legal rights—for now

The last time the US was embroiled in trade talks, much of the heat came from a tussle over investor-state dispute settlement, or ISDS. These…