Trade Winds RSS Feeds 14 Nov 2017 Tags Divya Skene Trade Winds This week’s readings focus on US economic engagement in Asia, and a new report measuring the impact of trade liberalisation on Australian jobs and real incomes. Centre for International Economics finds that 1 in 5 Australian workers are employed in a trade-related activity. Trade liberalisation since 1986 has resulted in an additional $8,500 in real income for the average Australian family. Tariffs in merchandise trade are no longer the key arena of protectionism in the 21st century. South East Asia’s economic engagement with the United States has been explored in East Asia Forum this week. Petersen Institute also discusses US economic involvement in Asia. Petersen Institute’s Trade Talk podcast investigates the impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. East Asia Forum provides an update of ‘TPP 2.0’. Benefits for mineral commodities, metal manufacturers and METS - the Minerals Council summarises the benefits of a Free Trade Agreement with Peru.