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EU-Mercosur Trade Deal Hangs in the Balance amid Amazon Row

Brazil Amazon fires (2011), cc Flickr NASA Earth Observatory, modified,

The EU-Mercosur free trade agreement had some uncomfortable environmental connotations from the very beginning, and the latest Amazon row has put them into much sharper relief.

US-China Trade War: Headed for Conclusion or Escalation?

Presidents Trump and Xi at the G20 summit in Japan, cc Flickr White House, modified, public domain

What might the ramifications be of a full-blown trade war, and what is the likelihood presidents Trump and Xi manage to sign an agreement to avoid them?

Trump Puts US-China Trade War on Pause

U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno met with commanders of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in Beijing, China, February 21, 2014. Gen. Odierno, spoke with different Chinese commanders to strengthen and promote military to military relations between the United States and China. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Mikki L. Sprenkle/Released)

China may have won this battle, but the trade war will rage on.

US-China Trade War: Chinese Tariffs Aim at the Heart of Trump Country

NingboAssembly, cc Flickr Siyuwj, modified,,_Ningbo.JPG

China’s response to the Trump tariffs was both swift and finely tuned to inflict maximum political damage on the president and his Republican allies in Congress.

Do Trump Tariffs Signal a Trade War?

TrumpCPAC2, cc Flickr Michael Vadon, modified,

President Trump’s tariffs portend a far-reaching showdown within the World Trade Organization.

Stalled Global Growth Threatens US-EU Trade Talks

anti-TTIP protests in Berlin, CC Mehr Demokratie, modified,

Could World Bank forecasts for ‘disappointing’ global trade growth produce another lull in TTIP negotiations?

Interview: South African Ambassador to WTO Calls for Reform


Our Geneva-based Director Benjamin Syme Van Ameringen sits down with H.E. Ambassador Faizel Ismail, South Africa’s Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO), to discuss TRIPS, the BRICS, and what the future holds for one of the world’s preeminent trade forums.

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