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WTO director-general Roberto Azevêdo says growth rate unlikely to be sustained

WTO lifts 2017 growth forecast but warns 2018 will be slower

Fri 22 Sep

The rise in protectionism is one of the main dangers to the future of world trade. 

Trade Minister Todd McClay was part of TPP negotiations

NZ plays key role in future of rules-based world trading system


Book extract: New Zealand might be the best candidate to hold up and advance a consistent, rules-based and open trading regime.

Editor's Insight: World trade is rising but faces Trumpian roadblocks

Thu 29 Jun

Bank for International Settlements warns about rising protectionist sentiment and a retreat from global cooperation on economic matters.

RECOVERING: Demand for containers expected to increase 4% this year

Container giant sees recovery

Fri 19 May

Freight volumes and rates are starting to rise along with consolidation into fewer companies.

Editor's Insight: China, Japan pursue two paths to world trade nirvana

Wed 17 May

China's new Silk Road initiatives and Japan's revival of the TPP will both boost world trade. 

WTO agreement wipes red tape in trillion-dollar boost for global trade

Thu 23 Feb

The minimum number of 110 WTO members have ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement.


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