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COVID and Trade – Nearly all regions will suffer double-digit declines in trade volumes in 2020 WTO says

The wide range of possibilities for the predicted decline is explained by the unprecedented nature of this health crisis and the uncertainty around its precise economic impact. But WTO economists believe the decline will likely exceed the trade slump brought on by the global financial crisis of 2008‑09 (Chart 1). Estimates of the expected recovery in … Continue reading

US Trade with China – It costs 3.4 million US jobs between 2001 and 2017

Each $1 billion in exports to another country from the United States supports some American jobs. However, each $1 billion in imports from another country leads to job loss—by eliminating existing jobs and preventing new job creation—as imports displace goods that otherwise would have been made in the United States by domestic workers.3 The net … Continue reading

India / U.S. firms have generated 350,000 jobs between 2007 and 2011

Painting a buoyant picture of the Indo-U.S. trade ties, Jennifer McIntyre, Consul-General of the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, has said the bilateral trade in goods and services between the two countries has increased by four-and-a-half times in the last decade. Addressing members of the Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI) here … Continue reading

US / Jobs could come back if America could change its trade position says Harvard’s Lawrence

Manufacturing job opportunities could improve, although they will likely never be the same. But it isn’t because emerging markets such as China are the threat that many believe them to be, said Robert Lawrence, professor of international trade and investment at Harvard Kennedy School. Investors often focus on micro issues. They hone in on what … Continue reading

Canada/ Trade Deal with EU Bad for Manitoba writes the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Recent leaks from the negotiations between Canada and EU confirm concerns that a comprehensive economic and trade agreement (CETA) would infringe on Manitoba’s ability to promote economic development and advance public interests.  The proposed precedent-setting agreement would expand investor rights and extend the reach of international economic agreements, fully covering for the first time the … Continue reading

India and UK will work towards broad based trade and investment agreement

India and UK on Monday agreed to remain fully committed to resolving the remaining issues and work towards concluding a mutually beneficial India-EU Broad based trade and investment agreement at the earliest. A joint press statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer of UK, George Osborne, and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee after the fifth round … Continue reading

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