Trade Agreements

February 7, 2019

Washington’s trade and economic policy establishment has largely turned a blind eye toward Chinese innovation mercantilist practices, perversely arguing either that China’s outlaw behavior helped the U.S. economy by keeping prices low or that the effects were inconsequential.

January 1, 2019

The CPTPP is the successor to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which was the original free trade agreement (FTA) between the United States and the 11 members of the CPTPP. The TPP was an ambitious FTA that had been negotiated for almost a decade under US leadership during the time of the Obama administration. Not only was the agreement broad, covering two-fifths of the world economy, it was also comprised of 30 chapters that covered areas from tariff reductions to labour standards and intellectual property rights. The concluded TPP Agreement was signed in New Zealand in February 2016 by all 12 countries.

December 18, 2018

The on-going fundamental geopolitical, geoeconomic , social, political and economic transformations  in the region of  Central Asia as well as in its individual countries create new opportunities and challenges for the Visegrad4 countries.

December 1, 2018

The general picture emerging from a cross-analysis of the facts and data presented in the report confirms once more the marked contradictions characterising the development paths of the African continent and its endeavouring to meet the challenges to ensure a balanced wellbeing for its people and for the

November 26, 2018

The ongoing US-China trade war bodes poorly for global economic growth. There are steps we can take to prevent the current tit-for-tat escalation from becoming a full-blown cancer that sickens the global economy – but action and leadership is needed, and fast.

October 25, 2018

While there has long been a trend towards large companies becoming dominant through takeovers, in Germany and internationally an opposite trend has recently set in: the breaking up of companies as a result of sales, IPOs or spin-offs is

October 17, 2018

Globally, anti-trade sentiment is on the rise, meaning it is incumbent upon policymakers to explore and explain the benefits of free and open trade. This study examines the costs and benefits of various free trade agreements (FTAs) that the EU has completed, will complete, or is contemplating.

October 1, 2018

India has a large positive trade balance in the apparel sector and is ranked among the top 10 apparel exporting countries.

August 1, 2018

Significant measures were undertaken by India and Pakistan to liberalize trade in 2012. In particular, Pakistan’s policy to permit all items to be imported from India except for a few items was expected to bring about a quantum increase in India’s exports.

July 26, 2018

Canada’s performance in attracting foreign direct investment faces serious headwinds, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute.