Tag: tariffs

Turkey and Iran’s Partnership Has Been Strengthened as Both Neighbours Face Common Challenges From Similar Sources

In geopolitical relations, partnerships are formed as much on the basis of having shared goals as they are on the basis of facing shared challenges. While the modern histories of Iran and Turkey are highly divergent and while prior to the 20th century the Ottoman and Persian empires were great […]

Duterte is Right in Proposing Lower Tariff Thresholds to Help The Poor and Restrain Corporate Oligarchs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is working closely with House Speaker (and former President) Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to drastically cut import tariffs on foodstuffs including fish and meat. Meanwhile, Duterte has reiterated his threat to seize rice hoarded by local oligarchs who stand accused of artificially inflating the price of rice, making […]