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From the Desk of the EditorMonday, March 18, 2019
TPQ’s Winter issue examines global trade dynamics—from US-China tensions to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to US tariff threats towards the EU. Chief among the issues generating a high degree of...
Turkey’s Trade Strategies in the New Digital AgeTurkey’s Trade Strategies in the New Digital AgeTuesday, March 19, 2019
The need for change and transformation was instigated by varying factors at different stages in history. However, it has always been something essential for the welfare of humankind. In our day, for example, we are especially challenged by the...
From NAFTA to the USMCA as Seen From the Southern PartnershipFrom NAFTA to the USMCA as Seen From the Southern PartnershipMonday, March 18, 2019
The United States, Mexico, and Canada have forged a massive trading and production network over the past three decades. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) opened the doors for a significant reorientation of all three economies. Combined,...
How Trade and Aid Can Help Deliver Sustainable Development GoalsHow Trade and Aid Can Help Deliver Sustainable Development GoalsMonday, March 18, 2019
Since the start of the post-war development cooperation effort, specific economic, societal, and environmental goals have risen and fallen in their prioritization. Most are now captured in a universal set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...
Trade Wars: Strong-Arm Tactics by the Trump AdministrationTrade Wars: Strong-Arm Tactics by the Trump AdministrationTuesday, March 19, 2019
The threatening winds of change have forced the global architecture of the last seven decades to create new ground rules necessary to regulate new issues of services, e-commerce, and cross-border data flows. A huge task by itself nowadays, the...
Global Trade DisruptedGlobal Trade DisruptedTuesday, March 19, 2019
For better or worse, President Trump has followed through on his campaign promises regarding trade policy: He has pulled the US out of the Transpacific Partnership (TPP), renegotiated NAFTA, used tariffs to punish countries’ alleged unfair...
Africa’s Priorities amidst the “Trade Wars”Africa’s Priorities amidst the “Trade Wars”Tuesday, March 19, 2019
To properly appreciate the implications of unfolding international economic conflicts centered on the US it is necessary to start with correcting a misnomer: “trade wars.” As I have argued elsewhere,[1] this popular media term conceals...
Can Trade Advance Climate Action?Can Trade Advance Climate Action?Tuesday, March 19, 2019
According to Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres, climate change is the existential problem for human civilization.[1] Indicators are not promising: Worldwide, we are experiencing extreme weather. In North America, severe hurricanes,...
Wounded But Alive:  What the USMCA Means For Canada Wounded But Alive: What the USMCA Means For Canada Tuesday, March 19, 2019
On 1 October 2018, the US, Canada and Mexico announced they had reached a new trade pact that would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. True to its intentions to develop “America First” trade policy, the US administration...
Trade, Production, And Emerging Economies:  Rising Trends In Agriculture And ManufacturingTrade, Production, And Emerging Economies: Rising Trends In Agriculture And ManufacturingTuesday, March 19, 2019
The rise of Southern economies has given hope to millions of being lifted out of abject poverty. New jobs and new sources of income have generated aspirations and multiplied the efforts of these countries for a higher quality of life. However, this...
From the Desk of the Editor TPQ’s Winter issue examines global trade dynamics—from US-China tensions to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to US tariff threats towards the EU. Chief among the issues generating a high degree of economic uncertainty is the US-China trade conflict and the magnitude of the emerging global fallout. Major changes are already afoot—namely a shift...
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