In 1994 Taiwan and the United States agreed to talk regularly toward a trade deal, and they had met 10 times as of 2016 but never under U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump, however, has elevated overall U.S.-Taiwan ties by speeding the pace of arms sales, signing pro-Taiwan legislation, and sending senior-level officials to the island. … [Read more...] about Taiwan Using its Close US Ties to Seek Elusive Economic Deals with a Major Trading Partner
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China's key advantage in a trade war was never going to be economic, because China doesn't import nearly enough from the U.S. to go toe-to-toe in a tariff fight. But that wasn't supposed to matter. Even if China couldn't win a tariff battle, President Xi would have the political upper hand because he didn't have to answer to voters. President Trump and his party, by contrast, would face the difficult task of explaining to voters why they started an economically painful trade war. … [Read more...] about Trump’s Trade War Has Revealed China’s Surprising Vulnerability | Opinion
The paper reported that the plan could see Nissan close plants in Spain and France. The idea behind such a move would be that carmakers that import cars to the UK, such as Volkswagen, would face crippling tariffs, giving cars produced in the UK a major competitive advantage to consumers there. … [Read more...] about Brexit: Is Nissan really closing its Sunderland plant?
Trump has vastly transformed the GOP into a working class-centric party that has dropped its support of free trade deals like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and mass immigration. Likewise, GOP lawmakers have become increasingly critical of corporate monopolies and the growing power of tech conglomerates – far from the past, where Romney once defended corporations and Wall Street. … [Read more...] about Survey: 72 Percent of GOP Voters Want Trump’s Economic Nationalism to Lead Republican Party
What are the advantages and disadvantages of Vietnam in comparison with the other countries in Southeast Asia in terms of attracting US investment? One of the key advantages of Vietnam is its location with close proximity to key markets, production hubs, and destination countries. Vietnam is also very integrated with the world through a network of free trade agreements including the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, and now the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. … [Read more...] about Continuing to provide advantages for US investors