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 […]