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Is “Free-trade Zone” Really Free?

The success of special trade zone established in Shenzhen in the late 1900s has given the public much expectation to the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (SFTZ) in 2013. After almost three years from that time, this innovation seems to have … Continue reading

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Trade Sanctions on North Korea’s Nuclear Program – Unique Role of China

In January 2016, North Korean conducted its fourth nuclear test after in 2006, 2009 and 2013, followed by a long-range rocket launch in February. In a signed letter broadcast on state-run media, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wrote that he … Continue reading

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Cutting the Subsidies: Good or Bad?

On April 14, China stopped the subsidies to small exports firms in seven industries. This action is a response to the challenges from U.S. at the beginning of 2015. The cancellation of the subsidies could be a disaster for some … Continue reading

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The Solar Trade Dispute between India and the U.S.

On Feb. 24th 2016, the United States won a ruling against India at the World Trade Organization after challenging the rules on the origin of solar cells and solar modules used in India’s national solar power program. In a statement, … Continue reading

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Oil Swap between United States and Mexico

The bilateral relationship between United States and Mexico has been fostered by The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Mexico is currently the 3rd largest trading country of the United States, second largest export market in 2015 and third largest … Continue reading

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How relationship between China and Philippines affect trade

Recent trade issue between China-Philippines On 25 March, China customers destroyed 34.78 ton of substandard bananas from Philippines because the carbendazim in sample is almost one time higher than China food requirement. The total value of the destroyed bananas is … Continue reading

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BREXIT – not a good deal? Not an easy deal.

“It took Britain 12 years to get in and I think it would take six to 12 to get out,” said Peter Ludlow, a Brussels-based historian and chairman of the Euro Comment research firm. “And it won’t be a nice … Continue reading

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