15th April 2018
Trump U-turns again on TPP. EU just presses on with TPP’s key members
The Trump administration's stances on the TPP in April probably established an all-time record for policy U-turns. The TPP's major members, though, made real progress with the EU Trump's wobbles...
28th February 2017
Mexico says “we’ll quit NAFTA if Trump makes unreasonable demands”
Mexico's top trade negotiator said in an interview published on February 27 that he would walk away from the table if US negotiators threatened 20% duties on cars. “The moment that...
17th November 2016
Trade with China. Triumph of hope over experience?
The British Brexit debate, and the aftermath of Trump's election, are bringing out widely contrasting views of China as a business partner. Some are hopelessly naive. British hope One of...
13th November 2016
Trump’s global trade policy: act like a New York garmento
The developed world depends almost entirely on imports from poorer countries for its clothing. The world's biggest apparel importer looks certain to transform its attitude to importing that apparel Since...
13th May 2015
AGOA renewal threatened by US Senate block on discussing TPP “Fast track”
Though possibly temporary, the May 12 US Senate rejection of a proposal to speed up approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) also imperilled progress on other key trade issues -...
10th January 2015
Mexico publishes details of textile and apparel import restrictions
Mexico published full details in early January of its restrictions on importing textiles and apparel Importers of textile and apparel products of HS Chapters 50 through 63 will be required...