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May 2018

RT @DrRimmer: Australian consumers will be blocked from accessing Amazon’s much more affordable and diverse US Store https://t.co/RMzrSTF6Qâ…

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@alan_john_moran Do you want to levy a duty on EU imports because they rebate their value-added taxes on EU exports… https://t.co/8kNxQJpek0

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@alan_john_moran A rebate of input costs on exports? No. That would be an export subsidy under WTO rules. A rebate… https://t.co/XfhaCPbwV3

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@alan_john_moran The WTO-assessed simple avg. MFN applied duty in AU is 2.5%. The AU GST is 10%. Foreigners (not A… https://t.co/8JL7kvD0s1

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To be clear, the AU “Amazon tax” is a VAT to be levied on sales by foreigners. The identical VAT tax levied on AU f… https://t.co/L7yR3eU734

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RT @SincDavidson: Yet prices will rise and choice will fall. https://t.co/4X8O0WG9A1

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@JamesFallows reminder of the reasons the CHN-USA relationship is the most important each has; of the CHN measure o… https://t.co/bODIY5RH30

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“That’s [a managed-trade deal with CHN] only going to last a few years and then we’re going to be right back to whe… https://t.co/CHkTUxBOw8

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This paper (“That is not dead which can eternal lie”::https://t.co/Nf3Y1u0E83) speculates that maximising value on… https://t.co/ooh6QwqNB7

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@insteconomics “A new convening platform to bring world leaders… together to assess the risks and opportunities cre… https://t.co/xZOTJjryhd

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“President Trump wants everyone to know he is a master trade negotiator, but this week his volleys look more like a… https://t.co/XfwujPvO23

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🎵dum-de-dum… steel… autos… bombs… hostility… Canada… Mexico!!!… winds light to variable… de-dum 🎵…

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@insteconomics “…This is pushing China even further in the direction of managed trade as it attempts to satisfy U… https://t.co/mSxDyFD1V0

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JoannaSopinska EU to start trade talks with Australia and New Zealand in June, first round of negotiations in July.

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RT @jgarnaut: Wang Xiangwei: ZTE mess shows need to change the ‘Chinese way of doing business’ https://t.co/5Mg1QwDNIt via @SCMP_news

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Claims about film — “With analog film there’s an emotional involvement to the material, there’s a depth and there’s… https://t.co/6xiiu11ZhT

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“China is now capable of controlling the South China Sea in all scenarios short of war with the United States…”:: https://t.co/DCO3VHP9N9

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Perhaps we are seeing a point on modern CHN’s ascension when, for the moment, they sound like the adult in the room… https://t.co/Oi4UHU3wqt

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RT @dikenson: @tradereporter @USTradeRep Frankly, those are the only legit concerns. Trade balance? Please. Currency? Red herring. Subsidiz…

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@SincDavidson Elevators are (lagged) bi-directional, whereas the escalator that you need is always on the other blo… https://t.co/VKiiRzAGb5

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If you’ve never read the Atlantic Charter (1941), please do so. It is a profound, creatively ambiguous, document th… https://t.co/yOJMUYypP3

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“With the passing of Tom Wolfe we have lost one of our greatest, if not our greatest, men of letters…” Amen! I coul… https://t.co/zovgTHBFj8

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This data is wrong about the AU tariff. The applied MFN duty on new cars (and as of 1/12/2018 on used cars) is 5% n… https://t.co/zdKblnBWxz

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RT @jgarnaut: Anwar the sober optimist, from jail: “One election does not a democracy make”. @jamesmassola on fire in KL… @n_izzah @rafi…

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RT @WSJ: Author Tom Wolfe, born in Richmond, Va., in 1930, was a lifelong provocateur whose tireless curiosity drove his research for ficti…

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USTR S301 hearings Wed 16 May, Amb. Rufus Yerxa, National Foreign Trade Council (among others). NFTC statement here… https://t.co/cCWFWQ7OtW

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@melovely_max @sdonnan Agree! The irresponsible passive translates as “Someone claims that… “ Still, on that basis…

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“It is estimated twice the amount of Australian beef actually exported is sold in China while carrying an Australia… https://t.co/Y0Qq60PJgv

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Perversely, the stated reason is a good one (“too many jobs lost in China”). Were I a US citizen, I’d be hoping Mr… https://t.co/63TYTytHir

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“It makes no difference whether or not we achieve a nuclear agreement with N. Korea” (Scott Summer::… https://t.co/xt8ciJoreL

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Seems USA may be insisting on the wrong thing. They want better access terms not more managed trade (the deficit ‘t… https://t.co/TKdrCcG6xI

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RT @jgarnaut: How completely marvelous. Let’s hope Malaysian civil society and the international community has the fortitude to ensure it…

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RT @ATabarrok: Google’s decision to ban ads from bail bond companies is wrongheaded and disturbing. https://t.co/nv0LuRpHGa

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Plurilateral trade deals are efficient but have limited scope for reasons Jim Bacchus explains. He suggests policy-… https://t.co/JAXlqR8v1n

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RT @Brad_Setser: Some countries in the region should be worried - notably the set of countries that have large current account surpluses, o…

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Buffett’s optimism and reasons are right. Still, there will be more bumps and bruises than necessary because govern… https://t.co/tSr3KrfXjs

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Oops: forgot the link to @HenryErgas’ article on Marx:: https://t.co/Xw8muMWn38

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On the bi-centenary of his birth, Marx’s “wrongheaded, inconsistent, scintillating and profound” insights lucidly summaris@HenryErgasyErgas

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The shortest odds must still be on negotiated resolution of the issues (real & imagined). The CHN & USA economies a… https://t.co/fimWA7VTQ4

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The USA will get what it wants from CHN only by negotiation, intimidation or (maybe) litigation. As a negotiating g… https://t.co/X3K8GBu3kR

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RT @SimonEvenett: Only 14% of China’s exports in 2016 (last year data available) are in sectors with excess capacity. That % is falling ove…

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RT @snlester: This would go much better if the US asked China to cut its tariffs. That could serve as the basis for a negotiation, with the…

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#MaisNon “Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte objected to the higher budget, saying that “a smaller EU as a result of B… https://t.co/FX3COApOg6

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RT @kw_watson: If the only alternative to tariffs is quotas, we need to stop using the word “exemption” https://t.co/VqOJmj450R

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“Still, it explains Australia’s ongoing prohibition of e-cigarettes. What would happen to the government finances i… https://t.co/S4OddsNlWa

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RT @insteconomics: Australian govt claiming its exemption from US steel and aluminium tariffs is permanent and unconditional https://t.co/j…

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As of 2017, The UN World Health Organisation (WHO) spent more on travel for staff than on AIDs, Malaria and Tubercu… https://t.co/RzfrggvK8D

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RT @Brad_Setser: Stronger dollar, if the trend persists, will make the contradiction between Trump’s fiscal policy and his goal of eliminat…

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