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“Friend” Shoring; Better Grain Corridor; Food versus Fuel Germany

“Friend” Shoring WTO Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala warned countries against the fallacy of friend shoring. She posed the questions: who is a friend? and will they be a friend tomorrow? These questions are appropriate to ask when it comes to India. Although a democracy, India has refused to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Highly mercantilist, India is the country to opt out of the very modest trade section of the Biden Administration’s Indo-Pacific Economic Framework. The country continues to maintain substantial import barriers even as its trade surplus with the U.S. grows larger each year. Yet companies like Apple and others are rushing to move their production facilities from China to India, which may...

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