Entries by Atlas Free Trade

Guest Blog: High Road Transportation Costs Stifle Trade in East Africa Community|By Mike Rotich

Despite recent economic growth in the East African Community (EAC), freedom to trade across borders remains stifled. The main trade barriers are extraneous transportation costs, particularly caused by corruption, bureaucratic time delays, and poor border infrastructure. If costs do not decrease soon, East African GDP growth will stall. Because road transportation is significantly more expensive […]

Blog Share: How to Resolve the Ukraine Crisis – Start with Trade|By Will Pomeranz

The Ukraine crisis has come full circle. While images of revolution, war, annexation, and invasion remain fresh, it is important to remember that this upheaval actually began as a trade dispute. The EU and Ukraine wanted to increase trade via the association agreement, and Russia loudly objected, first with words and soon thereafter with guns. […]

Unfriendly Trade Policies Hinder Progress

Daily, millions of women in Africa are engaged in one form of trade or another, either within their countries or across national borders. They buy and sell everything, from agricultural produce to manufactured products. It is mostly women who conduct cross-border trade, delivering goods and services, reports the World Bank. Informal trade from women also […]

Partner Story: Challenges Facing Long Distance Trucking Industry in East Africa Community

Despite recent economic growth in the East African Community (EAC), freedom to trade across borders remains stifled. The main trade barriers are extraneous transportation costs, particularly caused by corruption, bureaucratic time delays, and poor border infrastructure. If costs do not decrease soon, East African GDP growth will stall. To transport a 20-ton container from Mombasa […]

Froman, Vilsack, Farm Advisors Talk TPP

Farm groups and Republicans have stepped up pressure on the Obama administration to insist that Tokyo eliminate all of its agricultural tariffs. Under criticism for being too soft on Japan, Der Slot Book of Ra uberzeugt damit durch eine Mischung aus klassischen. Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman are scheduled to […]

India Should Declare Unilateral Free Trade

Indian politics has been controlled by interest groups for years, particularly agricultural. As a result, the Indian government continues to miss opportunities for true gains in trade. For years, agriculture has been subsidized by the Indian government, at a price borne by the taxpayer. If subsidies ended, Indian citizens could be relieved from unnecessary tax […]

Guest Blog: The Australian View of the TPP and the RCEP

Many Australians support the United States in its endeavor to advance Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. To Australia, the TPP is seen as a framework setting exercise for Asia’s economic relations. Supporters also favor Chinese participation in the TPP, hoping China will enhance its integration in the Asia-Pacific while American trade pivots to Asia. However many […]