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Three Long-Term Trade Trends, From Leading Trade Practitioners

Three Long-Term Trade Trends, From Leading Trade Practitioners

The macro environment that underpins our third annual global trade survey, which will be released shortly, is increasingly uncertain and complex. The long-term consequences of protectionism; the fate of proposed and existing free trade agreements; and general technological developments in manufacturing are themes that are creating uncertainty. Added to these themes is the increasing regulatory … Read More

Brazil Must Adopt a New and Urgent Mindset in Regards to its Commercial Approach

Brazil Must Adopt a New and Urgent Mindset in Regards to its Commercial Approach

Blog, Global Trade, ONESOURCE November 24, 2017

Brazil has historically been identified as a protectionist country, with many elements to demonstrate this assertion. For example, when trading with other countries under Free Trade Agreements, Brazil’s exposure to the world’s consumers is only 8%, according to a study by CNI (National Industry Confederation). If compared to Brazil’s neighbors Chile … Read More

ITC Recommends Imposing Import Restrictions on Solar Cells and Modules

ITC Recommends Imposing Import Restrictions on Solar Cells and Modules

Blog, Global Trade, ONESOURCE November 10, 2017

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) formally initiated a Section 201 “global safeguard” investigation on May 23, 2017, on crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) solar cells and modules. A formal complaint was brought about by Suniva, Inc. and SolarWorld, two small U.S. manufacturers that said they were unable to compete with cheap panels made overseas; mainly … Read More

Origin of Goods: Who Buys From Whom?

Origin of Goods: Who Buys From Whom?

Blog, Global Trade, ONESOURCE November 3, 2017

Globalization has caused many nations’ economies to depend heavily on globalization. Although there are different points of view, we saw the effects of this dependency on raw materials reflected during the 2010 to 2014 Euro crisis, and the slowing of the Chinese economy during 2011-2016. Understandably, countries that are open to international trade not only … Read More