Since the 1990s, free trade and multilateralism have been the cornerstone of globalisation. But the world market never treated all players equally.
Hopes of signing the world’s largest free trade pact are thrown into doubt.
While very few, if any, governments are indifferent to the current political and economic uncertainties, the inconvenient truth is that the most advanced and most vibrant economies have been hit the hardest by unilateralism and protectionism.
UN hails a landmark Africa-wide free trade area accord launched at the weekend.
The EU and Vietnam sign a long-awaited free trade deal.
The EU and four South American countries have signed a milestone trade agreement. It’s a clear signal to the US president about the importance of free trade.
China says it would seek backing for free trade and multilateralism at the G20 summit.
Having perceived ASEAN’s need for regional infrastructure development, Japan and China have begun competing for influence over ASEAN through investment in infrastructure projects.
The EU-Canada free-trade agreement’s provisions do not breach EU law.
In a joint statement signed in New York Tuesday, trade representatives from the US, EU and Japan criticised practices of “third countries” that lead to severe overcapacity.
China offers Britain talks on a post-Brexit free trade deal, reaching out to London as Beijing remains mired with trade war.
Illegal ivory trading is still flourishing in the European Union using a loophole.
Brexit minister David Davis warns that parliament could veto any final deal.
Raymond Robertson is a professor and holder of the Helen and Roy Ryu Chair in Economics at the Bush School of Government.
Cambodia is ready to take full advantage of agreements between Asean and Hong Kong.
The US and Vietnamese presidents underscore the importance of access to South China Sea.
Lobbying efforts on the North American Free Trade Agreement hit a crucial stage after Trump ignores advice.
The EU free trade talks will bypass the risky national ratification process.
Chances of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership deal being finalised by the end of the year are slim.