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55 minutes | Jan 22, 2023
175. The dreaded WTO ruling on Trump’s national security tariffs
The WTO ruled against Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, dragging the organization into thorny national security issues.
28 minutes | Dec 18, 2022
174. The incredible rise of Chinese fintech
New super apps and other internet-enabled technologies have transformed China’s financial sector, with global implications, says Martin Chorzempa.
27 minutes | Dec 8, 2022
173: Did Britain’s slave trade help drive its industrial revolution?
New research reveals how Britain’s economy benefited from the brutal transatlantic slave trade and its slave holdings.
39 minutes | Nov 21, 2022
172. Peru’s “China shock”: Surprising turns and the women left behind
A flood of imports from China had an unexpected impact on the Peruvian clothing industry while discouraging Peru’s women workers.
37 minutes | Nov 15, 2022
171. What makes a supply chain resilient
New research examining India’s pandemic lockdowns sheds light on which supply chains stuck together, which broke apart, and why.
60 minutes | Nov 2, 2022
170. National security, semiconductors, and the US move to cut off China
The history behind the sudden US ban on certain exports to China, and how the policy affects the global semiconductor supply chain.
31 minutes | Oct 25, 2022
169. Taiwan’s risky trade opening and how it paid off
In the 1950s, Taiwan was the first poor economy to experiment with trade reform. How its success changed the course of history for others.
23 minutes | Oct 10, 2022
168. Did Trump’s trade war make China more protectionist?
Why it matters that Chinese public opinion toward trade and technology may have changed in response to US policy.
30 minutes | Oct 3, 2022
167. Will new US tax credits remake electric vehicle supply chains?
America’s new EV subsidies have some carmakers upset. Others are head scratching. Can supply chains diversify away from China?
45 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
166. Biden’s new Indo-Pacific talks vs. TPP
America’s last attempt at trade talks with countries in the region ended badly. How Biden’s IPEF approach is different.
46 minutes | Sep 5, 2022
165. The global minimum tax got left behind. What’s next?
The Inflation Reduction Act omits the key global minimum corporate tax agreed to by over 135 countries. Will cooperation still happen?
39 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
164. Why a notorious banana company spared workers in Costa Rica
For decades, United Fruit Company exploited banana workers across its Latin American plantations, except in Costa Rica. Why?
38 minutes | Jul 19, 2022
163. How poorer Americans ended up paying for US tariffs.
From fashion to forks to fishing reels, how US trade negotiations starting in the 1930s resulted in regressive import duties today.
40 minutes | Jul 5, 2022
162. Poor countries could once enforce WTO trade. That is now at risk.
The Advisory Centre on WTO Law made trade enforcement possible for poor countries. The Appellate Body crisis put that under threat.
42 minutes | Jun 26, 2022
161. Why sharing patents for COVID-19 medicines is not enough
Despite the Medicines Patent Pool, COVID-19 treatments remain scarce globally. Prashant Yadav explains what more is needed.
31 minutes | Mar 15, 2022
160. How Putin’s war could disrupt global food supplies
Joe Glauber explains the humanitarian crisis that looms if war cuts wheat exports from Ukraine and Russia. Soumaya Keynes says goodbye.
23 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
159. How Biden and Europe settled Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs
After years of dispute, the EU agreed to stop retaliating and to limit exports if the US lifted Trump’s national security tariffs.
45 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
158. How America responded to its PPE shortage
The US reacted to COVID-19 shortfalls of hospital masks, gowns and gloves with unprecedented trade and industrial policy.
41 minutes | Sep 27, 2021
157. Europe’s Trade Policy and Open Strategic Autonomy
Worried about being bullied by trading partners, the European Union is developing a host of new policy tools.
44 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
156. Tackling climate change with a carbon border adjustment mechanism
CBAM! The EU proposes phasing out free permits from its emissions trading system and phasing in a carbon tax on some imports.
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