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Why has the United States borne the brunt of criticism related to agricultural subsidies when several countries offer higher level of support?

However, agricultural subsidies can also have trade-distorting effects. For this reason, they are the basis of many international disputes. In the recently negotiated US-Mexico-Canada Agreement ...
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Does Ukraine now have access to the Bosporus?

I see contradictory reports on the Internet. Opinions and news seem to have two focal points: Russia has gotten out of the "grain deal", making it impossible for Ukrainian ships to leave ...
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Does the WTO have any provision on what other countries can do against forced labor?

The European Union reached a provisional agreement on Tuesday to ban goods made using forced labour, advancing legislation that was broadly written with China in mind. The ban, which still needs to be ...
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Did India face criticism from U.S. officials for its mercantilist policies?

Did India face criticism from U.S. officials for its mercantilist policies? https://itif.org/publications/2019/11/18/2019-global-mercantilist-index-ranking-nations-distortive-trade-policies/ Looking ...
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Did any developing country criticize China's industrial policies, which include dumping?

Numerous other developed countries have pushed back against China’s trade and investment practices. Australia has been the second-largest recipient of investment from China since 2007, after the ...
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Was there any talk of adding a dispute settlement mechanism to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership?

Yen Huai-shing, deputy director at the Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research, wrote on Taipei Times that the RCEP is "not to have a strong impact" on Taiwan. She said that most ...
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Was there any effort within the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership to add a provision for protecting smallholder farmers?

The deal, which will progressively lower tariffs across many areas, could become the world's biggest trade agreement, with the 15 nations making up nearly a third of the global population and about 30%...
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Are there other countries aside the U.S. that advanced protection beyond the standards mandated by TRIPS?

TRIPS-plus conditions mandating standards beyond TRIPS have also been the subject of scrutiny.[37] These FTA agreements contain conditions that limit the ability of governments to introduce ...
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Are economic fines often subject to trade disputes between the EU and the United States?

Last week the European Commission announced that it’s fining five big banks for rigging the international foreign exchange (forex) market. As many as 11 world currencies—including the euro, British ...
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Is there a free-trade organization that accepts non-sovereign states like Scotland?

In late 2016, the Scottish First Minister said that her priority was to keep the whole of the UK in the European single market but that taking Scotland alone into the EEA was an option being "...
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Which countries have the highest number of state owned enterprises after China?

The state sector has always been an important element of many economies, including the most advanced ones. There are legitimate economic and non-economic reasons for state ownership and views on the ...
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Was there any WTO litigation made because of fossil fuel subsidies and if not why?

https://www.fdiintelligence.com/content/data-trends/countries-with-the-highest-fossil-fuel-subsidies-82965 https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/dispu_status_e.htm Looking at the database, I ...
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Was there ever a trade war between the U.S. and Canada?

https://www.marketplace.org/2023/12/25/canadas-planning-to-impose-a-digital-services-tax-the-u-s-government-is-not-amused/ Now the U.S., Canada and more than a hundred other countries are negotiating ...
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Was there an effort to modify the US-Korea FTA to prevent North Korean goods from entering America duty-free?

Human Rights Watch generally takes no position on free trade per se, and the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is no exception. Instead, we believe that trade agreements can provide important ...
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Is there a reason why the EU doesn't pursue a FTA with each individual ASEAN country instead of a region-region agreement?

Negotiations with Indonesia are ongoing and negotiations with Thailand resumed recently, with the goal of further deepening bilateral trade and investment relations with both countries. Bilateral Free ...
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What are some roadblocks preventing a free trade agreement between the EU and the US?

Despite the US being the EU’s largest trade and investment partner, there is no dedicated free trade agreement between the EU and the US. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) ...
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What's the PVV position on trade with China?

How much decoupling [if any] are they saying they are after? E.g. do they want to limit imports from China, if so how much and by what means? Likewise for exports, e.g. do they support limiting tech ...
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Did the Semiconductor Industry Association criticize exports restriction to China before?

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-67141987 Nvidia has said in a filing that the new export restrictions will block sales of two high-end artificial intelligence chips it created for the Chinese ...
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Does the increase in German exports to Russia's neighbors make up for losses in Russia proper?

DW has this "slide" in one of their YouTube reportages: It shows German exports to Kyrgyzstan increasing by 773% in in Q1 2023, and to a lesser extent a similar pattern happens in Armenia ...
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Have making worker standards part of trade deals been tried?

From an article linked here, comments seem fairly unhappy with immigrants asking for rights as residency. Comments saying they should go back, no one invited them, baffled how they got to the country ...
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Are Chinese citizens allowed to move freely in and out of free trade zones?

Are Chinese citizens allowed to move freely in and out of free trade zones in China? I heard they can't while foreigners such as tourists from the U.S. can. If this claim is true, why is it so hard to ...
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Any public information confirming arms shipments to Ukrainian ports via grain deal?

In Russian military Tg channels who mocked the "grain deal" from the beginning, there was a recurring theme that Ukraine is exploiting Russian weakness and unpreparedness for confrontation ...
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Why do WTO members tolerate a low level of commitment in the audiovisual services?

Audiovisual services is one of the sectors where the number of WTO members with specific commitments is among the lowest. Only 18 WTO members undertook commitments following the conclusion of the ...
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How do EU countries handle trade disputes between each other?

https://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dispu_e/dispu_by_country_e.htm I was looking at this and it seems European countries are sometimes respondent to WTO disputes, and not the EU as a whole, so I was ...
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What exactly was Russia supposed to get as part of the Black Sea Grain Initiative?

The Black Sea Grain Initiative, was brokered in July of 2022 by Turkey (and the UN?), and involved Russia, Ukraine and other world states. Russia has recently (July 2023) allowed the deal to expire ...
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Who does the EU represent when negotiating with other countries on trade?

China’s trade surplus with Europe soared during the pandemic as Europeans bought more goods such as personal protective equipment or electronics to allow working from home. From 2020 to 2022 the ...
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Why are most developing countries not using China's mercantilistic and state-led economic policies with heavily subsidized state companies?

The commitments and concessions that China made were deeper than those made by almost all other WTO members. Countries that joined the WTO after 1995, including China, acceded through the process ...
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What demonstrates that "Russia has actually been quite wary of letting China take advantage of melting sea ice..."?

In the June 30, 2023 Economist video Ukraine war: will China be the real winner? The Economist's Beijing bureau chief David Rennie begins: China's leader Xi Jinping when this war ends China will be ...
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How is Turkmenistan exporting gas to Azerbaijan?

According to the "Turkmen Portal", Turkmenistan was the main gas exporter to Azerbaijan in 2022: Declared gas imports to Azerbaijan in 2022 amounted to 1 billion 16 million 423,6 thousand ...
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Precedents for member states unilaterally overriding EU trade policy (or at least attempting to do that)?

The European Commission has rejected bans introduced by Poland and Hungary on Ukrainian grain imports. The two countries said the measures were necessary to protect their farming sectors from cheap ...
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What does Emmanuel Macron mean exactly when he said “We want allies, but we want to be able to choose them” in his recent speech in The Hague?

I can't find a transcript of the whole speech, so I can only rely on what I read in media. For example, the journalist Dave Keating says: President Emmanuel Macron is right now delivering a landmark ...
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Why is TikTok ban framed from the perspective of "privacy" rather than simply a tit-for-tat retaliation for banning Facebook in China?

There's currently tons of disputes in the media over the extent to which TikTok is supposed to be "spying" on US users and (afaik) the planned ban, if executed, will be done on the grounds ...
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Does China sell more weapons to Iran or to Saudi Arabia?

Interestingly, China is selling some non-trivial weapons like ballistic missiles to the "traditional US ally" Saudi Arabia. Is it possible to know if China sells more weapons [e.g. in terms ...
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How is China trying to address the huge trade surpluses it has with Africa?

How is China trying to address the huge trade surpluses it has with Africa? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfLxnIqi4Uc I was watching this video and the African woman claims China is listening more ...
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(When) did Switzerland tighten its neutrality law provisions regarding armaments and ammo post WW2?

According to RFERL and Swissinfo Ukraine is facing a shortage of 35mm gun ammo for the Gepards donated by Germany because said ammo is apparently manufactured in Switzerland. It looks like the Swiss ...
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Why doesn't Russia have any share in the world's large passenger jet market? [closed]

I am talking about the pre-2014 situation of the Russian Federation, not sanction-ridden Russia. The world's passenger jet market has only two players: Boeing and Airbus. The Russian Federation has ...
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What has the Chinese government done as a response to US sanctions on its tech sector?

From Trump to Biden, many Chinese tech companies have either gone out of business or sustained significant financial damage because of US security-related sanctions (e.g., Huawei, etc.). What has the ...
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Do Ireland and the United Kingdom have a trade alliance similar to NAFTA?

Do Ireland and the United Kingdom have a trade alliance similar to NAFTA or USMCA?
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How much does the Pakistan military depend on (vintage) US equipment nowadays?

I can find graphs like this which suggest Pakistan has almost entirely switched to China for arms imports However, that picture may be missing that Pakistan may have "vintage" US equipment ...
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Correlation between companies' tariff exemptions/exclusions and political social media postings

The U.S. has recently had tariffs on the import of steel under two administrations by opposing political parties. I would assume, but don't know, that a 25% difference in the cost of raw materials ...
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How many of the (20?) countries that have an FTA with the US also have mines of minerals for EV batteries?

I've read this bit about the US Inflation Reduction Act EV car incentives: to get the full $7,500 credit, the car has to: Have final assembly in North America; and 40% of the critical minerals in ...
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What commodities do China and Taiwan trade, primarily?

Recently after Pelosi's visit to Taiwan , China suspended the trade with Taiwan for many products It blocked import of goods like fruits, certain types of fish, etc. and also halted the export of Sand ...
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What is the role of Taiwanese semiconductor industry in Chinese and American policy regarding Taiwan?

Taiwanese semiconductor industry (especially TSMC) is extremly important and valuable on the global scale. Given this: Is it a major reason for Chinese interest in Taiwan? Considering possible ...
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ELI5: Why is Russia's requirement for oil to be paid in Roubles abnormal?

There seem to be various stories of Russia cutting off various neighbouring and other Euro states from its oil over failing to pay for the oil in Roubles (this is independent of the Ukranian war and ...
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What is the result of the US China trade war from 2018?

Trump started a trade war with China in 2018 by imposing tariffs on a broad range of Chinese imports. If we calculate the economic win/loss for reach side, which country lost/benefited more as of 2022:...
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Which EU countries trade more with China than with the US?

News last year was that China overtook the US as the EU's largest trading partner. (Apparently that only included good and not services though.) Although COVID-related disruptions probably skewed ...
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Can the difference in development between India and China be explained on one of them (China) embracing free markets before the other?

They both have similar levels of population although one is projected to rival the USA for superpower status while the other still has huge rates of poverty. Authoritarian countries seem to have ...
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Does neoliberalism aka free trade across borders with necessitate/demand austerity?

Why did the practise of Austerity in domestic economics spread with the advent of neoliberalism? Neoliberal institutions which preach reduced trade barriers also impose austerity. I understand that ...
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Reselling and tariffs between China/UK and EU

If a reseller in England imports a widget from China they will pay the UK's China->UK tariff for that good. If they then sell that widget to a customer in Spain (in the EU), will the Spanish ...
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How much natural gas does France import from Russia?

According to the BBC France, like many other European countries, imports much of its natural gas through pipelines from Russia, using it for residential and commercial energy. Of course, "much&...
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