Global Trade Research

Read our latest commentary and analysis on important trade topics, ranging from global trade system reform, trade agreements, tariffs and quotas, and US-China trade.

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  • Free trade in medicines and supplies is the healthiest approach

    Free trade in medicines and supplies is the healthiest approach

    31 March 2020
    By Andrea Durkin and Alice Calder

    Epidemic diseases evolve and they do not respect borders. Treating them, as well as the myriad chronic diseases and other ailments that affect us more routinely, requires new and adapted medical technologies arising from innovation made widely available through trade.

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  • COVID-19 impact on business: Will the pandemic trigger more state intervention in business strategies?

    COVID-19 impact on business: Will the pandemic trigger more state intervention in business strategies?

    30 March 2020
    By Alex Capri

    COVID-19 will impact businesses in the long-run by fundamentally changing the way multinational enterprises (MNEs) run their operations. The pandemic is accelerating nationalist forces that have become catalysts for de-globalization and localization. It is also raising questions about how much of the economic self-interest of MNEs is in alignment with national security policies. This will put constraints on present-day corporate strategies.

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  • The oil price war and global trade

    The oil price war and global trade

    24 March 2020
    By Stewart Paterson

    The oil war resulting in a collapse in the oil price in early March presents the US Administration with a policy conundrum. Much of the US oil industry is unviable at price levels below USD50 per barrel (bbl). At USD30/bbl the majority of US oil production will be loss making. Saudi Arabia and Russia are flooding an already over-supplied oil market with deteriorating demand conditions.

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U.S.-China FDI goes cold while venture capital heats up

U.S.-China FDI goes cold while venture capital heats up

23 August, 2019

With trade talks between the United States and China running hot and cold, it’s irresistible to get sucked into daily U.S.-China trade war updates with its unexpected tariff announcements. In the bigger picture, the underlying uncertainty caused by ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China is having a large impact, particularly on two-way foreign direct investment (FDI). 

 

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India’s tariffs could dent gains from California’s bumper almond crop

8 August, 2019

California growers have reason to worry about access to India, one of their biggest export markets. The Indian government increased tariffs on U.S. shelled almonds by 20 percent and non-shelled almonds by 17 percent in June, which could shortchange the gains hoped for by California almond growers who are expecting a bumper harvest this year. 

 

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