President Obama's plans for a consolidated trade and commerce department underscores his goal of doubling U.S. exports by the end of 2014, but some question how creating a larger organization will increase efficiency.
Russia's pending membership in the World Trade Organization could alter its global economic standing and boost trading partners. But experts say Moscow must restructure its economy to benefit from joining the club.
As Presidents Lee and Obama reaffirm the relationship and celebrate congressional approval of a long-pending free trade deal, they must also focus on difficult challenges ahead with North Korea and China's rise, say experts.
On his state visit to India, President Obama won export deals to generate U.S. jobs and supported India's bid for a permanent seat in the UN Security Council, but analysts noted challenges ahead for the strategic partnership.
Some analysts say the U.S.-China disagreement over tire imports could provoke a damaging trade dispute at a time when the two giant economies are needed to lead global economic growth.
A downbeat Davos summit brings warnings of trade protectionism into the limelight. Economists say these concerns should be taken into account as leaders of industrialized nations craft economic stimulus plans.
President-elect Barack Obama has expressed willingness to have direct talks with Cuba, the latest step in what experts still view as a long road toward normalizing U.S.-Cuban relations.
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Seoul's conservative government is struggling to reconcile its foreign policy goals with the popular sentiments of its people.
Beijing’s hunger for commodities has brought a trade boom with Australia and New Zealand, but protectionist concerns could block further liberalization.
Democrats in the House threaten to derail a free trade deal with Colombia, another sign of shifting U.S. attitudes.
U.S. legislation proposing environmental-impact tariffs on imports could violate free trade accords and embroil Washington and its trading partners in serious disputes.
The Democratic presidential candidates’ sparring over NAFTA seems to be less about the deal itself than deep concerns over globalization’s losers.
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