Blogs on tariffs
Published on Thursday, 06 June 2019
After 500 days of trade conflict, policy uncertainty is growing worldwide and the negative effects are being felt.
Published on Monday, 08 October 2018
Amid uncertainty over the evolution of the PRC-US trade dispute, markets in the region are taking a wait-and-see stance.
Published on Thursday, 15 March 2018
In the future, many Asian economies may not accumulate huge trade surpluses or foreign financial assets as quickly as now.
Published on Monday, 13 November 2017
Asian policy makers must take proactive steps to turn a nascent upturn into a sustained boom. Missing the opportunity will have enormous costs.
Published on Thursday, 07 September 2017
It’s time to lift trade barriers that jack up prices of health products and curb the free flow of drugs, vaccines, and medical equipment.
Published on Monday, 30 January 2017
If history is any guide, protectionism comes and goes, so the current rising tide will recede eventually.
Published on Friday, 09 December 2016
In today’s multipolar world, creating barriers to trade will invariably result in reciprocity, so in the end all countries will be worse off.
Published on Tuesday, 28 June 2016
More coordination and cooperation at the borders will create greater efficiencies that are passed on to traders so business becomes faster and cheaper – a cross-border win-win situation for all in South Asia.
Published on Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Even if their agendas seem alike, neither the content of the Trans-Pacific Partnership nor the process of the talks can provide a positive stimulus for the Doha Development Agenda trade negotiations.
Published on Wednesday, 27 May 2015
South Asia-Southeast Asia integration is no longer a pipe dream and with national and regional policy attention, it can become a reality.