In this article, Dan discusses how many in developed countries believe that workers in their jurisdictions have been negatively impacted by trade, primarily as a result of labour cost differences between developed and developing jurisdictions. Whether justified or not, the ‘unfair trade’ complaint has been adopted by politicians in developed countries, many of whom have tried to address disparities in labour cost through bilateral and plurilateral trade agreements with developing countries.
Following a press release the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Roberto Azevêdo made remarks on the theme of slowing global trade growth earlier this year. In 2017, there was optimism of renewed momentum in global trade which was backed by a 4.6% growth. This period of broad-based growth lasted throughout 2017 and into […]
In the second part of a series analyzing REE’s and their defence implications, Ben looks at Chinese REE protectionism
The idea of sustainable development is fairly simple; a system of development that meets the needs of today while bearing in mind its ability to continue for the future. It is often the simplest of ideas which have the most perplexing complexities due to their openness and interpretation. Earlier this year, a group of thirty […]