Trade Policy

News and analysis of trade policy such as free trade agreements and changes to tariff regimes around the world. 

Commentary

The disparity in the degree to which SMEs in Canada and the United States make use of trade opportunities is substantial and offers some explanation as to why it was the United States that initiated the discussion over making NAFTA more accessible to small business.

News & Analysis

13 Jul 2017
The first consignment of US beef to be imported by China in 14 years is just days away from arriving in the country.
29 Jun 2017
A coalition of groups is calling on the Port of New York and New Jersey to revive a plan to ban all trucks with engines from 2007 or older from the port, expressing health concerns.
26 Jun 2017
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach last week announced the schedule for completing what will be the final draft of an update to their landmark Clean Air Action Plan.
11 Apr 2017
Direct links with Taiwan and South Korea would boost the economies of northern and central Luzon, the largest and most populous island in the Philippines.
07 Apr 2017
In April 2015 the government said it will increase capacity and improve infrastructure and operations at the country’s ports.
19 Mar 2017
Despite President Donald Trump’s aversion to multilateral agreements, TFA holds big benefits for US companies.
18 Mar 2017
The TFA contains sweeping provisions for expediting the movement of goods, and for publishing up-to-date data about rules and regulations critical for speeding up trade facilitation.
13 Mar 2017
The joint customs consultative committee think tank includes industry representatives most impacted by Brexit.
27 Feb 2017
Much depends on the actions of President Donald Trump.
23 Feb 2017
Shipping cargo across borders, especially into developing countries, is expected to be easier with the adoption of the WTO's new 110-member trade facilitation deal.