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2021 Outlook: Altogether, apart – Global trade policy issues

A change in U.S. presidency and the fallout from Brexit aren’t the only trade policy issues facing global supply chains in 2021. Reform of the WTO will likely have to wait until 2022 with the next ministerial having been delayed until Dec. 2021. In the meantime the WTO will need to manage down... Read more →


Glencore, Codelco copper exports corrode as coronavirus spreads

The mining industry is starting to feel the effects of the coronavirus outbreak both in safety-related mine closures and reduced demand. Chile’s exports of copper, including those by Codelco, dropped 4.3% year over year in January. That included a 7.5% slip in shipments to China – which repres... Read more →


Sunshine state faces dark clouds from EU-U.S. trade conflict

The U.S. primary elections on Mar. 17 may include a trade policy focus in two states. Of the four states voting, Illinois has seen the fastest drop in exports between 2017 and 2019 with an 8.2% drop to $4,703 per capita. That’s been down to a slide in refined oil and certain medical devices. F... Read more →


Codelco, BHP May Have Warm Feelings From Phase 1 Trade Deal

The U.S. and China aren’t the only winners from their phase 1 trade deal. Chile’s Vice Minister of Trade, Rodrigo Yanez, has stated that “the phase 1 deal is good news for Chile” as most of the 7.6% year over year drop in Chile’s exports in 2019 was due to reduced copper demand which in turn “... Read more →


SQM Prioritizes China While Chile Wants to Diversify Exports

Chile’s Vice Minister of Trade, Rodrigo Benitez, has stated that the recently launched U.S.-China trade deal will help reverse declining exports as “the better the news from that situation the better for our economy”. The government nonetheless “wants to diversify exports”. Exporters have the... Read more →

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