Friday, 27 January , 2023

WTO

Moralized Discourses: South Africa’s Intellectual Property Fight for Access to AIDS...

By Debora Halbert Nov. 2002 INTRODUCTION In 1997, the South African government passed the South AfricanMedicines and Related Substances Control Act Amendments in order toaddress the...

Vaccine Apartheid: If One Person Is Unprotected, We Are All Unprotected

By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan February 25, 2021 “I’ve personally received more doses of a Covid-19 vaccine than 130 countries,” Dr. Craig Spencer writes, about...

The African Continental Free Trade Area: What Kind of Pan-Africanism?

by NANGA Jean 21 January 2019 In Kigali, Rwanda, on March 21, 2018, five years after the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Organisation...

Putin: “We Aren’t Aiming To Ditch The Dollar, The Dollar Is...

by Tyler Durden 11/28/2018 With a number of volatile trends in multiple conflict theaters and geopolitical hot spots now coming to a head this week (Ukraine-Russia, China-US,...

Xi Jinping makes fresh promises to open China’s economy and boost...

5 November, 2018 Chinese President Xi Jinping made fresh promises on Monday to open China’s economy to the outside world, including lowering import tariffs and...

US threatens trade war against China

By Nick Beams 23 March 2018 The Trump administration has opened a trade war against China by announcing that tariffs will be imposed on...

Gary Cohn Said He Will Resign as Trump’s Top Economic Adviser

By KATE KELLY and MAGGIE HABERMAN MARCH 6, 2018 Gary D. Cohn, President Trump’s top economic adviser, said on Tuesday that he would resign, becoming the...

Lori Wallach and Michael Hudson Debate Trump’s Plan to Impose Steel...

March 6, 2018 Ryan Criticizes Tariff Plan as Trump Issues Nafta Threat By ANA SWANSON MARCH 5, 2018 WASHINGTON — Paul D. Ryan, the Republican House speaker, criticized...

RCEP: International think tanks warn of devastating consequences

This week (December 2-10) [1] the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is being negotiated in Jakarta, Indonesia. If signed, RCEP would grant corporations the exclusive right to bypass domestic legal systems and sue governments at international tribunals whenever they feel government regulation can limit their profits [2].

Rethinking trade policy and protectionism in the Trump era

What kind of trade policy will the United States have under President Donald Trump? This is a hot issue, as Trump has made unorthodox pronouncements on trade issues during and after the election campaign. If he acts on even some of the positions he took, it will create a sea change in trade policy in the US and possibly the world.