Monthly Archives: February 2014

Havana Hopes, American Dreams, and Trade Policy

“Do you think these political changes signal greater changes to come?” I asked. “This place is never going to change”, Jordani argued through a haze of lucky strikes and Cúba libres, “I’ve heard that for 35 years now”. Jordani is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Public Service Announcement

What ever happened to Democracy?   We the People of America, in Order to form a more “perfect” economy, establish corporate tyranny, insure domestic labor discontent, liberate ourselves from our democratic rights, to promote the corporate Welfare, and secure the Blessings of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Increasing economic gains while empowering a few?

No doubt, the TPP is appealing for its member countries for many reasons. It seeks to eventually completely eliminate tariffs between some of the world’s largest producers and existing trading partners with the destination goal being that which follows our … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Cuba will NOT Gain from a Bilateral Trade Agreement with US

Alfonso Fanjul has been secretly visiting Cuba several times recently and talking quietly with Cuban authorities about moving his sugar business back to Cuba. The Fanjul Brothers were Cuban born and built up a sugar empire in Cuba around 1900s. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Shanghai Free Trade Zone: What Can We Look For?

By Jingyu Lu   In September 2013, Shanghai again stepped into the spotlight as China’s economic pioneer, facing the global markets. The first Free Trade Zone in this country was launched there and simultaneously brought up many questions. One of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Trans Pacific Partnership: Getting Bogged Down in the Details

By Taylor Dundas http://opencanada.org/features/blogs/roundtable/the-wrong-trade-agreement/ Of the major trade agreements currently in the works, one that has garnered a wide amount of media scrutiny and generated considerable political unrest has been the Trans Pacific Partnership from here on known as TPP. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

FIRST SUCCESS OF THE WTO: THE BALI PACKAGE

From left: Roberto Azevêdo, WTODirector-General and Gita Wirjawan, MC9 Chairman and Trade Minister, Republic of Indonesia on signing the Bali Package Source: The Economist For the first time since its inception in 1995, the WTO members rose to put their hands … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment