Trade Policy

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

Commentary

A fair assessment of the Jones Act’s cost would yield an incontrovertible cost conclusion. But, then again, there are other factors that are helping to maintain the Jones Act.

News & Analysis

09 Jan 2018
China last year announced bans on imports of certain types of scrap products from all countries in order to reduce the harmful effect of contaminated waste products.
19 Dec 2017
Lawmakers questioned Garrett's support of the bank's export finance mission.
19 Dec 2017
The carrier said it has already signed 100 clients, involving more than $80 million in credit, and is looking to finance another $200 million over the next year.
18 Dec 2017
It is clear that a world-class infrastructure improves a nation's efficiency and attracts business. And post-Brexit United Kingdom must implement several infrastructure improvements to achieve both.
16 Nov 2017
Maersk says it can provide trade finance faster and easier than banks.
14 Nov 2017
What does Brexit mean in practical terms for supply chains?
01 Nov 2017
President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the US Export-Import Bank has described the bank as “corporate welfare” that should be abolished.
27 Oct 2017
There is quite a difference between the single market and the customs union.
23 Oct 2017
Final draft of strict clean air plan to be presented to LA-LB harbor commissions on Nov. 2.
23 Oct 2017
The cost for shipping from Novorossiysk to Istanbul has fallen substantially.
20 Oct 2017
Los Angeles-Long Beach market share has eroded steadily since 2002.
18 Oct 2017
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will soon release the final draft of an update to its historic Clean Air Action Plan.
18 Oct 2017
A sharp break in relations between the United Kingdom and the European Union after Brexit will be devastating for the trade and business between both parties.
16 Oct 2017
The fourth round of talks on the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement are careening toward an inclusive end.
11 Oct 2017
The world was shocked by British citizens’ decision on June 24, 2016, to withdraw their nation from the European Union.
21 Sep 2017
The Chinese government has been cracking down on factories with low environmental standards and safeguards since the early 2000s.
18 Sep 2017
"You just find an export credit agency in another country. When that happens, the supply chain leaves the United States and goes to that other country.”
28 Aug 2017
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in 2016 were able to reduce emissions while handling more volume.