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GSP-Lite May Be The Way Ahead for President Trump, Eventually

Approval of the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences renewal by the House should open the door to a return of lower tariffs for emerging markets. Yet, the bill will need Senate and Presidential approval. The latter should not be taken as a given. President Trump does not appear to be “anti-G... Read more →

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Bon-Ton’s Financial Fail Follows Sudden Surge in Imports

U.S. department store chain Bon-Ton has entered “selective default” on its borrowings, joining Charming Charlie and Toys’R’Us (both in deeper problems) among others as victims of e-commerce competition. Panjiva data shows Bon-Tons problems have been a long time coming, with U.S. seaborne impor... Read more →

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Plastics Makers Hope Complaints Will Resin-ate With ITC

The U.S. ITC has received two anti-dumping petitions relating to plastic resins, marking a turn from previous cases that have focussed on metals and machinery. The PET resin (used in bottles) case against five countries comes as imports increased 9% in the past 12 months on a year earlier. Tha... Read more →

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$704 billion of Indian Trade in Five Charts

India’s total trade reached $704 billion in the 12 months to July 31, with a 10% annualized decline over the past five years reversing partly with a 13% bounce in the past quarter on a year earlier. That’s a similar pattern to that seen in South Korea, though in scale terms India is closer to ... Read more →

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Trump’s Terror Strategy Could Target Pakistan’s Trade Surplus

President Donald Trump’s military strategy for dealing with terrorism in the Middle East and Afghanistan includes putting pressure on Pakistan. While specific reference was made to aid, the President may also utilize trade measures – or at least the threat of them – as has been the case in the... Read more →

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Another Rail Notch in the Belt and Road Strategy

A new cargo service between China’s Gansu province and Pakistan’s Gwadar port will give the province a new route to market after its exports fell 37% in the past 12 months. It follows a recent new route to Europe and forms part of the belt-and-road strategy. Gansu has historically relied on ri... Read more →

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