Trump threatens to tear up the trade rule book

February 27, 2017

The framework of rules for global trade has withstood some fearsome ructions over the past few years. The rise of China, which aroused resentment about job losses across the world; the global financial crisis and the threat of renewed global protectionism; mounting inequality within some rich countries frequently blamed on trade: all have strained the World Trade Organisation’s ability to keep the peace.

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Topics: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY (TPA) PROTECTIONISM

Regions: UNITED STATES

Authors: FINANCIAL TIMES

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