The rise of isolationism is putting pressure on the Australian Government to construct new Navy warships and submarines domestically. But can the Government really give a US$89B contract to an organization the Defence Minister has previously said he “wouldn’t trust to build a canoe”?
UK’s largest automaker could see profits halved by import and export tariffs in post-Brexit Europe.
Is the internet truly borderless? Or will digital companies suffer in an era of rising isolationism?
Goodyear has dealt with US import tariffs on tires from China over the past decade. In 2017, there are additional tensions as the Trump administration may exit existing trade negotiations, affecting the global supply chain of Goodyear. How is Goodyear responding today, and how should they adjust their supply chain in an increasingly protectionistic world?
The effect of isolationism on the space industry.
Amazon has lately put heavy resources in Mexico, aiming to open a 1 million square-foot mega-warehouse near Mexico City to gain market share and reinforce its supply chain in North America. However, the political tension between the U.S and Mexico, fueled by President Trump's threat to cancel NAFTA, casts serious doubt on this strategy.
The “Make in India” initiative is forcing smart phone manufacturers such as Apple to consider disrupting their supply chain in order to better access the second largest smart phone market in the world. But is producing an iPhone with Indian component manufacturers who may lack technological expertise worth the inherent risks to product quality?
Looming import tariffs could make rooftop solar too expensive for most Americans to afford. The decision to close America's borders to the importation of cheap solar panels lies in the hands of President Trump. Could isolationism kill the U.S. rooftop solar industry?
How will the U.K.’s second-largest automaker remain competitive?
Toyota's RAV4 is one of America's best selling cars. Can it stay on top with a Japanese supply chain and Canadian assembly plant?