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by Ethan Yang In this episode of Authors’ Corner, Ethan sits down with AIER Senior Fellow Don Boudreaux, who is also a board member of the Mercatus Center, professor of economics at George Mason University and past president of the Foundation for Economic Education. His research specialties include globalization and commerce, law and economics, and …

Britain could seek to strike a deal that would allow UK investors to invest a larger amount in the country without needing to obtain approval from the Overseas Investment Office (OIO). Experts say the OIO’s “investment screening threshold” could be part of a free trade agreement between Britain and New Zealand, which is expected to …

A marginal reduction of around 50 million euros, compared to an annual value of 2.3 billion euros in Irish beef production, would result from the ratification of the EU-Mercosur trade agreement, according to an assessment by the EU-Mercosur trade agreement commissioned by the government. Additional beef supply could be expected from Mercosur countries, but the …

The Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, underlined the growing potential of foreign trade, one of the main drivers of the dynamic agrifood and fisheries sector. It is precisely the importance of foreign trade and the need to have relevant information on it that led the ministry to develop a new tool …

Recent fluctuations in building material prices have threatened to wreak havoc on otherwise well-planned and well-managed construction projects. Economists and industry professionals have identified many factors causing or contributing to these fluctuations, including closures and restrictions related to COVID-19, persistent tariffs and quotas, increased construction activity among homeowners. single-family homes, and even cases of hoarding …

The Biden administration says it is keen to forge better relations with allies abroad and has a good chance of proving that this is about trade in Asia. A comprehensive trade deal like the old Trans-Pacific Partnership appears to be politically a dead letter in Washington, alas, but a new opportunity for US leadership is …

Montgomeryshire farmers and Farmers Union of Wales officials met with local MP Craig Williams and UK Trade Policy Minister Greg Hands to bolster industry concerns over the deal free trade with Australia. Australian farms, Union officials have pointed out, enjoy significant advantages in terms of economies of scale, with the average farm size in Australia …

Gloucester beef farmer Robert Mackenzie was quite happy when he received the BBC phone call to comment on the tentative agreement to phase out UK import tariffs. Robert was contacted as the announcement was made by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson just after the G7 summit held last month in …

UK Farmers Union and Labor are ready to reconnect with government over UK agriculture as UK prepares to cut all tariffs on New Zealand meat in upcoming trade deal . A senior source from the Department of International Trade said City AM that the UK-New Zealand trade deal is still in the process of being …

Bruised by its divorce from the European Union, Britain is busy dating more, making new friends and reconnecting with old acquaintances. Serenade with promises of cheaper cars, whiskey and pot, Australia was the first to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the UK, but New Zealand is not far behind. The opposition of the …