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The United States has moved aggressively to protect its own interests, renegotiating international trade agreements, imposing hefty tariffs on imports even for key US allies, and investigating the import of automobiles from Europe. ..

US President Donald Trump signed an order early last month to put a 25 per cent tariff on all steel imports and a 10 per cent tariff on aluminium imports with the exception of Australia, Canada and Mexico exempt pending NAFTA negotiations...

Australia should resist the global push for protectionist trade policies or face dire consequences, a new report warns...

Despite the recent economic upturn, uncertainties will continue to dominate the global economic climate this year...

With many investors wary of a Donald Trump presidency and potential protectionist policies, financial markets were at first rattled with the news...

Senator Nick Xenophon’s views in relation to the Australian trade and export economy have been roundly condemned as protectionist and subject to no small amount of sneering vilification...

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a new trade policy for Australia, which will demand significant economic reform. Provisions include the abandonment of "low-quality" bilateral trade deals in favour of comprehensive multilateral free trade agreements.