Trump Orders Trade Deal Review, Continues NAFTA and South Korea Renegotiation Push

May 4, 2017

US President Donald Trump issued an executive order last weekend ordering a review of all trade deals involving the United States, which he said would play a role in keeping “jobs and wealth in our country.”

The executive order, dated 29 April, is entitled “Addressing Trade Agreement Violations and Abuses” and tasks the Secretary of Commerce and the US Trade Representative (USTR) with putting together “performance reviews” of all countries with whom the US has a trade or investment deal.

 

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Topics: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) PROTECTIONISM

Agreements: KOREA-UNITED STATES (KORUS) NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (NAFTA)

Regions: UNITED STATES SOUTH KOREA

Authors: INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR TRADE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (ICTSD)

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