Legislation | 9 March 2018

Donald Trump signs off on controversial steel and aluminum tariffs

US president Donald Trump has signed a declaration that will bring his controversial plans for new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports into effect.

Legislation | 7 March 2018

Latest round of NAFTA talks conclude without resolution

The latest round of NAFTA renegotiation talks have concluded in Mexico, with concerns still prevalent that a final deal may not be reached.

Legislation | 2 March 2018

President Trump announces harsh new tariffs on steel and aluminium imports

US president Donald Trump has announced plans to introduce steep tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, sparking fears of a global trade war.

Legislation | 22 February 2018

South Korea confirms free trade deals with five Central American nations

South Korea has announced a series of new free trade deals with Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.

Legislation | 21 February 2018

EU and Mexico make further progress on FTA update talks

Mexico and the EU are making progress towards updating their existing free trade agreement, although further progress needs to be made.

Legislation | 5 February 2018

Japan 'keen to maintain open dialogue to prevent trade friction with US'

A new report has indicated that Japan is seeking to maintain an open dialogue with the US on trade to prevent any friction from arising, although concerns remain over the prospect.

Legislation | 30 January 2018

Donald Trump stokes potential trade conflict between US and EU

US president Donald Trump has accused the EU of being "very unfair" in its trade policies, provoking a strong response from Europe.

Legislation | 29 January 2018

EU report highlights broad benefits of Generalized Scheme of Preferences

A new EU report has highlighted the positive impact the Generalized Scheme of Preferences is having in promoting economic development and human rights.

Legislation | 26 January 2018

Revived Trans-Pacific Partnership set to move ahead amid potential US interest

Progress towards a new-look Trans-Pacific Partnership is back on track, with all 11 remaining nations now committed to moving ahead with the deal - and the US opening the door to a possible return.

Legislation | 22 January 2018

US accuses China and Russia of failing to meet WTO membership commitments

The US has issued a pair of reports accusing China and Russia of failing to honor the market-oriented economic policy approach expected of them as members of the WTO.