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The EU tariffs that are a response to US tariffs on aluminum and steel come into effect today, they are said to be worth 3.2 billion dollars source How much steel and aluminum does the US import ...

The original goal of the EU was to fully unify its members' markets to achieve a situation where all trade barriers are eliminated. As of 2018, how close is the EU to achieving that goal, according to ...

It is reported: China announced a timeline for lifting ownership limits on foreign automakers Tuesday, meeting a longtime demand of the United States and other countries seeking better access ...

As far as I recall, Turkey was mostly dependent on the USA and Israel for its defense needs until recently. Turkey sought Israeli assistance to modernize its large fleet of F-4 Phantoms and bought ...

Why is Mexico so poorly industrialized, although it is in close proximity to the technologically advanced and financially expansive United States? Why does US capital prefer to migrate to China and ...

Looking for a simplified fundamental answer to educate myself, obviously this topic could be the subject of years of study but I'm hoping there's a simple explanation so I can understand the basics as ...

In the last few minutes, President Trump has signed a proclamation to introduce tariffs on most imports of steel and aluminium to the United States. Article I, Section 8 of the US Constitution states ...

Donald Trump has been making a lot of noise the past few days about Canada's protection of its dairy industry, and cites that practice as the justification for the steel and aluminum tariffs he has ...

I'm afraid I'm not overly familiar with the bill or the minutiae of it, particularly as a foreigner to US politics. From what I understand, though, US businesses trading online and with annual sales ...

The general "neoliberal" position towards trade is that it benefits both sides and low tariffs/subsidies are beneficial. This has been the dominant trend in wealthy nations for the last thirty plus ...

I'm curious, since some sources seem to think that's what President Trump is threatening right now: Referring to what he called “ridiculous and unfair” tariffs on U.S. imports, Trump said, “It’s ...

In the current discussion about fees and taxes for import and export of goods to and from the US I have a question about internet services (as kind of virtual goods): Is it possible that the US ...

In The Netherlands, the Wet raadgevend referendum (Advisory Referendum Act) states that most types of primary laws can be subjected to a suspensory, non-binding referendum if requested shortly after ...

Thinking about the recently imposed trade tariffs by the Trump administration and counter-tariffs from Canada, I noticed they're all on physical tangible goods that pass through customs: metals, ...

I recently got quite a long and detailed reply from my local MP, Rachael Maskell, who recently resigned as Shadow Environment Secretary due to her opposition to Brexit. The reply was to an email I ...

Given that Trump is implementing tariffs on metal from foreign countries, tariffs are in the news. I understand that they have been extremely low in the United States throughout its Cold War economic ...

How will Trump’s tariffs affect North Korea? Do tariffs mainly worsen the condition of the North Korean economy?

Although the Trump administration has temporarily exempted Canada and Mexico from the upcoming steel and aluminum tariffs, that exemption could be ended at any time. If he ends the exemption and ...

Has there been a case where an increase in import taxes was linked to an improved economic status in a country? Ie - resulted in net jobs saved, increased GDP etc. It doesn't need to necessarily be ...

This article argues a possible trade war that might start as a consequence to steel tariff: Appearing at a joint press conference in the White House, Mr Trump was asked how he would avoid his ...

Norway produces the fifth highest amount of oil per capita in the world, (and 15th unrelated to population) so why are they not a part of OPEC? What are the political reasons for this? I don't really ...

Trump recently enacted tariffs of up to 50% on washing machines and parts, and 30% on solar panels which, while applied globally, are seen as being aimed and South Korea and China respectively. These ...

The United States was a member to the 2016 Trans Pacific Partnership deal. Then Trump pulled out. Now the 2018 Trans Pacific Partnership is starting up - without the US. This could result in ...

In March 2017 - Trump signed an order withdrawing the US from the TPP - effectively killing it. In 2018 - the Trans Pacific Partnership has arisen again. This feels like a change of direction. As ...

Japan's Prime Minister has visited several countries in the Eastern Europe: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned from an official visit to Romania, wrapping up a five-day tour of three ...

World Trade Organisation similarly to EU customs union maintains service and staff it has to finance. And it also requires members to pay membership fees. I haven't managed to find out what happens ...

Could Sweden, China, or another country cite WTO’s national security exception for not passing/implementing WIPO's Copyright/Patent laws ?

What is the World Trade Organization's National Security Exception clause ? USA (Trump) threatened to invoke it, and now UAE is threatening to invoke it.

In order to provide certainty for businesses and bureacrats, to a layman it appears practical for Britain to carry out trade talks with the European Union in parallel with the divorce talks. Yet the ...

As the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, there is debate as to whether the UK should remain in the EU Customs Union (or in a bilateral customs union with the EU, which I believe is almost the ...

What is the process of one nation selling arms to another? I hear often of the amount of weapons sold by the US, UK, etc. to certain countries (Saudi Arabia etc) but it's not explained the process of ...

There is a lot of optimism that leaving EU's Single Market, will be an opportunity for UK to create new trade deals with other countries outside the EU. I have seen articles and people using this ...

There have been so many big trade agreements in the news recently, that one of the striking things about all of them is how long they have taken to be agreed, and how complex the negotiations seem to ...

The EU and Japan have signed a trade agreement. In other trade agreements, such as CETA and TTIP, a (highly) contentious issue is Investor-state dispute-settlement (ISDS), in which private courts may ...

On 5 July 2016, the European Commission announced that the ratification of the CETA agreement between Canada and the EU will involve ratification by national parliaments. The German newspaper TAZ ...

As kiosks, driverless cars, and other automation takes over: What strategies are on the table to prevent people from going nuts? I've seen talk of "universal basic income" and have even seen ...

consider two countries, if one country is purchasing some goods from the another then how will that country is going to pay another country?

So the Trump administration has floated the idea of a 20% tariff on Mexican imports. Part of the Justification for this, was Sean Spicer's statement that (Emphasis mine) "Our country's policy is to ...

The LA Times and other reputable sources are reporting that the Trump administration, via a statement by the Press Secretary Mr. Sean Spicer, is planning on introducing a 20% import tax on products ...

Donald Trump has issued an executive order to formally withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. As stated in a Presidential Memorandum: I hereby direct you to withdraw the United States as a ...

Here's what I think about this election where Donald Trump was elected in 2016...NAFTA happened, and TTP almost happened...so everybody, with their vote, is blaming trade agreements for what happened ...

Most countries with nuclear weapons seem to have built them themselves, possibly with help in the process from other countries, rather than buying a ready-made nuclear weapon off-the-shelf. ...

Is there any data/statistics to backup some people's claims that NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) has caused job loss in the manufacturing sector?

If the UK leaves the EU but wants to retain access to the European market, one way for that to happen would be via rejoining the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) (link). An application to rejoin ...

Expect Trump to hammer Clinton every day until November for her husband's decision to sign the North American Free Trade Agreement into law -- as if Republicans haven't been the party that staunchly ...

this article says The European Commission is making the secret Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade deal even more secret, introducing a new rule that means politicians can ...

I've been trying to find the exact vote count for the debate that took place yesterday on TTIP at the European Parliament but can't find it. I only found one count of 436 for and 216 against or ...

According to the East African Community EU Economic Partnership agreement http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countries-and-regions/regions/eac/ Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi are termed as Least ...

In recent weeks there has been a lot of media coverage of the "Fast Track" bill the U.S. Congress is looking at which would allow President Obama to get the Trans-Pacific Partnership ratified more ...

Are the OECD, IMF and the WTO really relevant organizations and what is the price for a country to ignore them? By relevant I mean that they have the direct or indirect mechanism to impose sanction ...

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