Monthly Archives: December 2004

WTO membership and globalization

Developing economies want both globalization and WTO membership as soon as possible. Thirty years ago I was posted to Algiers as a young diplomat to help open the Australian mission (later closed). This sort of thinking—from the President’s adviser—would have been a treasonable offense, then. bq. Our economy is based too much on hydrocarbons. We […]

US anti-dumps the world shrimp price

The United States has announced its final assessments in the anti-dumping cases bought against Vietnamese shrimp. Announcements on imports from Ecuador, China, India and Thailand are expected soon. bq. In a final determination, the department fixed punitive anti-dumping duties in a range of 4.13 to 25.76 percent for Vietnamese imports, a significant reduction from the […]