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I was interviewed about the G7 and trade on Al Jazeera English on 9 June. I discussed Donald Trump’s trade war with China on Al Jazeera English’s Inside Story on 16 June. Tweet

Posted 18 Jun 2018 in Al Jazeera, Blog, China, Trade, Trump
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Donald Trump thinks that because the US buys more from China than it sells in return, it would easily “win” a trade war. But China’s position is actually much stronger, both economically and politically, than that crude calculus suggests. My latest for Foreign Policy Tweet

Posted 14 Apr 2018 in Blog, China, Foreign Policy, Trade, United States
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Posted 09 Mar 2018 in Blog, Immigration, Italy, Politics, Trade, Trump
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Read my latest for Foreign Policy Listen to my interview with Hamish Macdonald for ABC Radio National Breakfast Watch my contribution to a panel discussion on Al Jazeera English’s Inside Story Tweet

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Posted 07 Dec 2017 in Blog, Brexit, CapX, Trade
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My column for CapX Tweet

Posted 12 Jul 2017 in Blog, Brexit, CapX, Europe, Japan, Trade
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I was interviewed on Bloomberg’s What’d You Miss on 10 November about the harm that Trump’s protectionist trade policies could do – and what that would imply for a post-Brexit Britain. Watch it here Tweet

Posted 10 Nov 2016 in Blog, Bloomberg, Trade, Trump
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and it is both disingenuous and wrong-headed of Boris Johnson and his fellow Brexiteers to argue that if only Britain left the EU, the government would be free to pursue a failed 1970s-style industrial policy to prop up unprofitable businesses such as Tata Steel’s. My article for CapX Tweet

Posted 05 Apr 2016 in Blog, Brexit, Britain, Trade
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With its new Information Technology Agreement,  the WTO is back in business. My piece for CapX here Tweet

Posted 30 Jul 2015 in Blog, technology, Trade
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I was interviewed on BBC World Service’s Newsday about how to make the World Trade Organisation more effective. Last week director-general Roberto Azevedo said the WTO was “prone to paralysis” following India’s refusal to lift its veto on the Bali deal agreed last December to streamline customs procedures, which was meant to be a confidence-building exercise to kickstart […]

Posted 20 Oct 2014 in Blog, Trade
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Svenska Dagbladet, 1 September 2013.

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Why the EU shouldn’t be spending nearly half its budget supporting agribusiness and landowners. Read my new e-brief for the Lisbon Council Tweet

Posted 04 Oct 2010 in Agriculture, Blog, Europe, Trade
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China’s latest trade figures show that its imports soared by 66% over the past 12 months, while exports grew by 24%. As a result, China recorded its first monthly trade deficit in 6 years. Contrary to those who accuse China of being a drag on the global economy, it is a leading engine of growth. […]

Posted 12 Apr 2010 in Blog, China, Global Economy, Trade
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The United States imported $2.7bn worth of the steel pipe used in oil and natural gas production in 2008, making it the highest-value US trade injury case on record. But because of slumping demand and US duties already imposed in the case, imports of the product from China fell last year to about $1.1bn. Now […]

Posted 12 Apr 2010 in Blog, China, Trade, United States
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A truly excellent article. Excerpts On currency manipulation: The US treasury has been charged by Congress to assess whether China is a “currency manipulator”. Although President Barack Obama has now delayed for some months when the treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, must issue his report, the very concept of “currency manipulation” itself is flawed: all governments […]

Posted 12 Apr 2010 in Blog, China, Global Economy, Trade, United States
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Patrick Messerlin, one of France’s most perceptive economists, has written an interesting piece in the new issue of Europe’s World about how OECD countries should respond to the rise of China, India and other emerging economies. Brazil, China, India, Korea and Mexico are already playing a key, positive role in the world economy. First, in […]

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Eight years after China’s WTO accession, many US industries complain that they face significant non-tariff barriers to trade… These barriers include, for example, regulations that set high thresholds for entry into service sectors such as banking, insurance and telecommunications . . . and the use of questionable sanitary and phytosanitary measures to control import volumes. Sounds a lot like […]

Posted 04 Apr 2010 in Blog, China, Trade, United States
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Ha-Joon Chang's suggestion that the world needs a dose of protectionism to tide it through the global recession is utterly misguided. Read my new article for Prospect here. Tweet

Posted 25 Mar 2009 in Blog, Globalisation, Trade
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Prospect, April 2009. Ha-Joon Chang’s suggestion that the world needs a dose of protectionism is utterly misguided

Posted 25 Mar 2009 in Globalisation, Prospect, Published articles, Trade