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Quotas and Tariffs


The Biden administration has had no shortage of economic policies to take stock in 2021, including one that is easy to ignore. On July 9, the President issued a Executive Decree order officials to promote “an open and competitive economy”, a laudable goal. Unfortunately, the order perversely undermines this goal. proposing more intense federal regulation …

Your editorial cites India and China as countries which have gradually opened their economies to international competition (Guardian opinion on WTO negotiations: poor countries cannot stay poor, November 29). This has been the path to development for just about every country. Japan’s post-World War II economic miracle was based on protecting its economy with quotas …

British ministers dismissed Washington’s link between the lifting of metal tariffs and a dispute over post-Brexit trade rules in Northern Ireland, describing it as a “false story”. The Financial Times reported on Wednesday that the United States is delaying a deal to remove Trump-era tariffs on steel and aluminum over fears that Boris Johnson, the …

The nomination process has become so complicated by Third Worldists that no Western candidate for the post has ever had a chance. On the other hand, they could hardly have failed to do better. Instead of tackling the burning issues of free and fair trade, Okonjo-Iweala finds himself pursuing grandiose, largely independent and intractable causes …

The Chronicle Harare office ZIMBABWE has submitted the draft of its African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) tariff market access offer to the African Union Commission (AUC) for consideration. Industry and Trade Minister Dr Sekai Nzenza made the revelation last week during her presentation on the Competition and Tariffs Commission’s National Trade Tariff Day. “I …

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai has a vision for reforming the World Trade Organization: rekindling the momentum that marked its inception in 1995, when countries pledged to debate grievances and seek compromises while shaping the world trading system. Its problem is to overcome entrenched positions and competing national interests …

Liberal cabinet ministers deflected concerns about soaring milk prices by saying they were focusing on other issues, such as housing and child care. “Indeed, that is why we are working on affordability,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, when asked about the rising costs of dairy products. Read more: Dairy farmers pushed record milk …

The Commerce Secretary said there was “no downside” to the UK-New Zealand trade deal, as it was challenged by MPs over the impact that the deal will take on British farmers. Anne-Marie Trevelyan has sought to allay fears that New Zealand meat products are flooding the UK market after the two countries reached a tentative …

Author: Tom Westland, ANU According to the official reading, during their virtual summit this week, US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed “managing competition responsibly”. For Biden, the talks provided an opportunity to put pressure on Xi over China’s actions in Hong Kong and its assertive position in the Taiwan Strait, as …

Montana’s pulse growers look to the weeks ahead, hoping that a new round of negotiations will remove trade barriers that have nearly halved the value of their crops. Earlier this week, Montana Senator Steve Daines reviewed his efforts during a trade mission to India, to encourage that country to reduce its tariffs on the importation …