RCEP Trade Ministers Set End-2018 Target for “Package of Outcomes”

The top trade officials from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) coalition have pledged to endorse a “package of outcomes” by the end of...





US President, Mexican President-Elect Consider NAFTA Next Steps

Mexico’s left-wing presidential candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, won national elections on Sunday 1 July, setting the stage for the Morena P...READ MORE


Canada, Japan Move Closer to CPTPP Ratification, Malaysia Calls for Trade Deal Review

Legislation to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is making its way through both the Canadian and Japanese legislatures, offici...READ MORE


Italian Official Suggests CETA Ratification Could Face Domestic Hurdles

Italy’s agriculture minister has hinted that his country’s legislature might not ratify a major free trade agreement between the EU and Canada, citing conc...READ MORE


NAFTA Officials Indicate Plans for Resuming Talks, One Month After Missing Informal Deadline

One month after negotiators from Canada, Mexico, and the United States were unable to meet an informal deadline for modernising the North American Free Trade Agreement...READ MORE


World Trade Needs More Than a Nudge

Economists usually assume that people are rational.  This year’s Nobel Economics Prize winner Richard Thaler, however, argues that people don’t always...