Category Archives: Teaching international trade

Are TPP trade negotiations secret or not… an interesting issue

USTR spokeswoman Carol Guthrie disputes Weinger’s claim that the TPP negotiating process has been secretive. “The reality is that TPP negotiations have been more transparent and consultative than any U.S. trade agreement in history while maintaining the confidentiality appropriate for … Continue reading

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Excellent The Economist survey on trade in the Pacific and the TPP

Michael Froman, America’s trade representative, says the TPP is about ensuring high labour standards, exposing state-owned enterprises to level competition with private enterprises and including digital activity “to ensure a free and open internet”. When he held informal talks with … Continue reading

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Trade talks with Asia high on President Obama’s agenda

Talks with China over expanding the 1997 treaty on information technology broke down last year over the scope of the products covered by the agreement. But after intensive negotiations leading up to Mr. Obama’s visit, Mr. Froman said, the Americans … Continue reading

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Critique of Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact

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Suntech bankruptcy… a lesson for would-be government subsidizers

Suntech Power, a Chinese manufacturer that became the world’s largest producer of solar panels by 2011 only to be battered by plummeting prices, announced on Wednesday evening that its main operating subsidiary had been pushed into bankruptcy by eight Chinese … Continue reading

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Trans Pacific Partnership agreement back in the news

The segment also included a report from Al Jazeera’s Melissa Chan, who noted that although the trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership TPP is not officially on the President’s agenda, it’s likely to be a major talking point throughout … Continue reading

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Economics stand up comedy

By the time Bauman takes the stage, the packed house — looks like at least 200 people — are cheering and clapping for the world’s first stand-up economist. He grabs the mic and starts his set by admitting just how … Continue reading

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