You remember the SPP, don't you? The attempt to create a North American Union by harmonizing the border controls, environmental and business regulations, and security forces of Canada, the US and Mexico?
Just days after the US Commerce Department imposed duties averaging 20% on Canadian softwood lumber, accusing Chinese timber companies of getting an unfair government subsidy, on Thursday round two of the trade war between the US and Canada broke out
There are a lot of news reports today about Trump's decision to impose stiff tariffs on American companies (home builders) who buy Canadian lumber, here is a sample:
And What It Means For The Economy
Days after Donald Trump signed an executive order to probe steel imports, mostly from China, Beijing responded warning such a move could trigger a trade dispute between the United States and its major trading partners, who are likely to take retaliat
Will it reshape global trade?
For the last several centuries, nation-states have dominated the political landscape, and set all the rules for everyone inside them.
The Silk Road Economic Belt initiative was put forward by the Chinese leader Xi Jinping in 2013
China expects positive moves to signing up Australia for its New Silk Road initiative when Premier Li Keqiang visits this week, but two sources familiar with the issues said the Australian government is likely to bide its time before committing.
The world's top economic powers dropped a pledge to oppose trade protectionism amid pushback from the Trump administration, which wants trade to more clearly benefit American companies and workers.
In a bit of welcome news on the trade front, a possibility exists that Trump's trade czar, Peter Navarro, is being shoved to the sidelines.
A common cliché of protectionism is this one: the United States government needs to negotiate better deals for American companies.
Being a world-class economist, my colleague Walter Williams spends much of his time asking probing questions.
By: Jack Burns/The Free Thought Project The President has a huge PR problem on his hands. How President Donald Trump keeps his campaign promise to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and remains on good terms with our Asian allies and trading p
Retreat from globalization will only result in trouble, warned China's second richest man Jack Ma during a visit to Australia.
Trade between Florida and Cuba is about to decrease significantly following efforts made by Governor Rick Scott.
Congratulations to UK prime minister Theresa May for poking a finger into the eyes of EU nannycrats.
...Teamsters Praise TPP Withdrawal, Labor Chiefs Describe "Incredible" Meeting With Trump
Karl Marx was hardly known for championing economic freedom. Yet, even he understood the evils of protectionism. Marx, as quoted by his sidekick Frederick Engels, gave probably my favorite definition of protectionism: