The African Continental Free Trade Agreement creates a $3.4 trillion economic bloc covering over a billion people.
But there are still obstacles ahead.
As part of the ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the United States and Mexico have tentatively agreed to new higher labor standards. One provision that has automakers’ attention requires 40-45 percent of a car be made by workers earning at least $16 per hour. The goal is to incentivize car companies […]
Japan trade talks are set to open today in Washington, D.C. for the first bilateral trade meeting since President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership last year. It’s a high level meeting between Japanese Economic Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Negotiating a free trade agreement and tariffs […]
A conversation with Zanny Minton Beddoes, the editor-in-chief of the Economist.
Dozens of African nations signed on to a new trade deal. Some key nations still have not.
The government's favoring of a Franco-Dutch bid to make the documents raises ire.
Early this morning, at about 6 a.m. Eastern, the president did what he often does and tweeted. It was a complaint about Chinese tariffs. China, he claimed, imposed tariffs of 25 percent on U.S. automakers, whereas the U.S. imposes tariffs of only 2.5 percent. “Does that sound like free or fair trade,” he wrote. “No, […]
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is taking the lead in the latest round of talks on the North American Free Trade Agreement, scheduled for today. President Donald Trump has threatened to pull out of NAFTA, unless it’s renegotiated. That’s easier said than done, though and there are still a number of stumbling blocks. Click the […]