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report: countries should help those hurt by free trade


washington (ap) — the world isn’t doing enough to help workers and communities damaged by free trade, the international monetary fund, world bank and world trade organization say. in a report monday, the three multinational groups repeat their longstanding view that free trade spreads broad economic benefits. open markets and increased competition can help poor […]






trump pick for trade post heads to senate for hearing


washington (ap) — president donald trump’s pick to represent the u.s. in trade negotiations faces republican senators at his confirmation hearing tuesday who are more supportive of free trade than he is. robert lighthizer is an experienced trade official who has criticized some republicans for being too pro-free trade. trump has nominated him to be […]






report: countries should help those hurt by free trade


the world isn't doing enough to help workers and communities damaged by free trade, the international monetary fund, world bank and world trade organization say.






trump references lincoln to oppose free trade


president donald trump referenced former president abraham lincoln to back his views on free trade during his first joint address to congress tuesday. the comments were made just over a month after trump announced his plans to renegotiate the north american free trade agreement (nafta) with canada a...






from bullfrogs to wild rice: the wackiest things the provinces protected in the


when canada's trade ministers revealed a mass internal free trade agreement last week, the list of exemptions and items to be discussed was as long as the barriers they removed






andrew coyne: no evidence that ‘canada works’ in new internal free trade deal


we are left, 150 years after confederation, with an economy in which internal trade remains markedly less free than it is within other federations






australian leader to continue free-trade talks in indonesia


australia's prime minister said monday that he was looking forward to discussing a free-trade deal with indonesia while attending a regional forum in jakarta.






david reevely: kathleen wynne crusades against buy american in u.s., but applies


in chicago, wynne ‘reaffirmed our commitment’ to free trade. living the free-trade ethos we promote to others would help that crucial case






asean, eu agree to lay groundwork to resume free trade talks


southeast asian economies and the european union have agreed to work toward resuming stalled free trade agreement talks and counter a trend toward protectionism.






asean, eu agree to lay groundwork to resume free trade talks


southeast asian economies and the european union agreed friday to work toward resuming stalled free trade agreement talks and counter a trend toward protectionism.






don boudreaux on free trade, american manufacturing, and economics


economics professor don boudreaux joins federalist radio to discuss why many americans are misinformed about the impacts free trade has on their lives.






china, eu push message of free trade, engagement


top diplomats from china and the european union pledged to work together on issues including syria and north korea and cooperate more closely to advance free trade, striking a contrast with american economic nationalism being promoted by president donald trump.






trump preparing orders to review trade deals, procurement: officials


the trump administration is preparing new executive orders to re-examine all 14 u.s. free trade agreements and review government procurement policies to aid american companies, two administration officials said. the north american free trade agreement (nafta) with mexico and canada will top the list...






dairy trade war between u.s., canada will test trump


renegotiating the north american free trade agreement would not be a simple matter.






new zealand and china plan to renegotiate free trade deal


wellington, new zealand (ap) — new zealand and china say they plan to renegotiate their 9-year-old free trade deal. the countries made the announcement monday during a visit by chinese premier li keqiang new zealand prime minister bill english said the deal had been a huge success and resulted in trade between the countries tripling. […]






asean, eu agree to lay groundwork to resume free trade talks


manila, philippines (ap) — southeast asian economies and the european union have agreed to work toward resuming stalled free trade agreement talks and counter a trend toward protectionism. european trade commissioner cecilia malmstrom told reporters friday after consultations with economic ministers of the 10-member association of southeast asian nations that closing borders, building walls and […]






asean, eu agree to lay groundwork to resume free trade talks


manila, philippines (ap) — southeast asian economies and the european union agreed friday to work toward resuming stalled free trade agreement talks and counter a trend toward protectionism. in a joint statement, economic ministers of the 10-member association of southeast asian nations and european trade commissioner cecilia malmstrom said the global economic outlook has improved. […]






china, eu keen to push message of free trade, engagement


top diplomats from china and the european union pledged closer cooperation wednesday at a time of global uncertainty, highlighting their common interests in peace and security and pushing a message of free trade and open engagement in contrast to fears that the u.s. is turning inward under president donald trump.






new zealand and china plan to expand free-trade deal


new zealand and china announced monday they would open talks soon to expand a successful free-trade deal in place for nearly a decade.






nafta in trump era is focus at us-mexico trade forum


mexican and u.s. business leaders attending a large trade conference in the border town of el paso said thursday that their sectors will survive despite threats by president donald trump to dismantle or renegotiate the north american free trade act — which he has labeled the worst deal in u.s. history.






eu and japan say they’re getting closer to a free trade deal


brussels (ap) — the european union and japan have pledged to get to a free trade at the earliest possible opportunity, with eu commission president jean-claude juncker saying it should be used as a beacon against isolationism. as they met for bilateral talks, japanese prime minister shinzo abe said he was targeting a deal “at […]






vague trade plan after trump's tough talk


the trump administration has submitted a vague set of guidelines to congress for renegotiating the north american free trade agreement with mexico and canada, disappointing those who wanted a major overhaul of a decades-old trade deal that trump described as "disaster" during the presidential campaign.






time to hold republicans accountable on trade


conscientious conservatives (there are some, still), libertarians and business interests have struggled to make the intellectual and macro-economic arguments in favor of free trade.






china and european union push message of free trade, engagement


top diplomats from china and the european union pledged closer cooperation wednesday, highlighting their common interests in peace and security and pushing a message of free trade and open engagement in contrast to fears that the u.s. is turning inward under president donald trump.






will trump's nafta revamp reflect all that tough talk on trade deals? not exactl


far from the sweeping trade overhaul that donald trump promised on the campaign trail, his administration is considering a surprisingly modest revamp of the north american free trade agreement, according to a draft letter provided to congress. the objectives outlined would bolster trump’s emphasis...






dairy farmers worry about trade to mexico


u.s dairy farmers already struggling with low milk prices worry president donald trump's talk of renegotiating the north american free trade agreement could harm trade to mexico, its biggest export market.






as trump hosts xi, meet the new wild card on trade: the us


for years, at leadership summits and global conferences, the united states pushed a reluctant china to open its markets and embrace free trade.






us and global partners wrestle over trade stance


u.s. treasury secretary steven mnuchin headed into a tussle over free trade friday at a summit that will help set the tone for the global economy.






china, eu keen to push message of free trade, engagement


beijing (ap) — top diplomats from china and the european union pledged closer cooperation wednesday at a time of global uncertainty, highlighting their common interests in peace and security and pushing a message of free trade and open engagement in contrast to fears that the u.s. is turning inward under president donald trump. the statements […]






top eu officials stress commitment to free and open trade


brussels (ap) — top european union officials are underlining the bloc’s commitment to an open multilateral trading system amid rising protectionist sentiment worldwide. eu president donald tusk said wednesday leaders of the 28 eu countries at a summit this week will “want to signal our continued strong support for free and fair trade and an […]






china, eu keen to push message of free trade, engagement


beijing (ap) — beijing and brussels were set wednesday to hold their first high-level talks since president donald trump took office, with both sides eager to push a message of free trade and open engagement in contrast to the new u.s. administration’s skepticism about such arrangements. eu foreign policy chief federica mogherini will co-chair the […]






senate panel approves trump's choice to lead trade office


a senate panel on tuesday unanimously approved president donald trump's pick to represent the u.s. in trade negotiations, a position that will place robert lighthizer in the center of the administration's efforts to renegotiate the north american free trade agreement and other pacts trump has criticized as detrimental to the nation's economy.






new zealand and china plan to expand free-trade deal


wellington, new zealand (ap) — new zealand and china announced monday they would open talks soon to expand a successful free-trade deal in place for nearly a decade. the announcement came during a visit by chinese premier li keqiang. new zealand prime minister bill english said the 9-year-old deal had been a huge success and […]






nafta in trump era is focus at us-mexico trade forum


el paso, texas (ap) — mexican and u.s. business leaders attending a large trade conference in the border town of el paso said thursday that their sectors will survive despite threats by president donald trump to dismantle or renegotiate the north american free trade act — which he has labeled the worst deal in u.s. […]






us and global partners wrestle over trade stance


baden-baden, germany (ap) — u.s. treasury secretary steven mnuchin headed into a tussle over free trade friday at a summit that will help set the tone for the global economy. the group of 20 gathering will be dominated by the question of how strongly to oppose trade protectionism, particularly after u.s. president donald trump vowed […]