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Trade, not aid, is the way to persuade Pakistan to buck China’s influence
As with many other countries, Pakistan’s FTA with China has had a devastating impact on its domestic SMEs. Beijing and Islamabad have a strategic partnership, but the Chinese remain cutthroat competitors in trade.
New Nafta teed up by US House Committee for floor vote
The trade accord to revamp Nafta cleared the Ways and Means Committee, sending the measure to the full House.
US may boost tariffs on EU goods, wants lower trade deficit-Lighthizer
Lighthizer also said that a US-UK trade deal is a priority for Washington and negotiations will be launched as soon as Britain is in a position to do so.
Struggling Missouri farmers question ’bonanza’ promised under trade deal with China
Some farmers are skeptical with a tentative agreement easing trade restrictions with China, who’ve been pummeled by the trade war.
Trump, Boris Johnson discuss ’ambitious free trade agreement’
President Trump and Boris Johnson spoke about negotiating a free trade agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom.
Factbox: What is actually in the US-China ’Phase One’ trade deal?
Neither side has released many specific details of the agreement, which the United States says is 86 pages.
The US-China trade deal phase two – digital trade, intellectual property, cyber intrusions, and a bilateral investment treaty
The phase two agreement is to be digitally focused and could include a US-China bilateral trade agreement.
Mexico, US seek to dispel tension over labor tweak to trade deal
Mexico said it was satisfied by US assurances it was not sending inspectors.
PNG-USA to forge trade, investment pact
PNG and the United States of America are to sign the Trade and investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) which is close to being finalised, says US Ambassador.
Mexico objects to labor enforcement provision in North American trade deal
An annex for the implementation of the treaty, the result of political decisions by Congress and the Administration in the United States, was not consulted with Mexico, said Mexico’s deputy foreign minister.
We’re still waiting for a trade deal that benefits working people
The proposed replacement of NAFTA remains a tool for corporate interests and provides insufficient relief to address the problems for working people embedded in the original agreement.
US settles on outline of elusive China trade deal
The United States has settled on final terms of a partial trade deal with China, several people familiar with the negotiations said.
’NAFTA lite’: Trump and Democrats’ trade deal is similar to pact president mocked as ’worst ever’
More than half of the new trade agreement simply modernizes provisions already contained in NAFTA.
We need a progressive alternative on trade — and NAFTA 2.0 isn’t it
Here’s what a progressive trade agenda that actually protects people and planet would actually look like.
Redo of USMCA better than original NAFTA after yearlong effort to improve Trump’s 2018 deal
The new NAFTA is not the template for future agreements, but establishes the floor from which we will continue to advocate for a new model of trade and globalization that puts people and the planet first.
US banned climate from UK trade talks
The US has banned any mention of climate change in US-UK trade talks.
I helped negotiate a trade deal with the US – I know they will demand an NHS sell off
Behind the bluster about “getting Brexit done” is an ambitious long term agenda: to realign our economy and our standards with the interests of American business.
A less than satisfactory trade agreement
The Japanese government will also be worried about a sluggish economy and there will be no appetite for liberalization measures that impose pain on Japanese businesses.
India, US will conclude trade talks soon, says USISPF chief
Outstanding trade issues between India and the U.S. are moving towards resolution, and the first quarter of 2020 will see both countries conclude ongoing talks.
Tories’ dirty war on NHS exposed as 17,000 beds are lost since 2012 reforms
Neither Boris Johnson nor Donald Trump deny evidence of secret talks as NHS is under attack by ’market’ ideologues in a privatising policy which began with Thatcher.