The truth about trade agreements – and why we need them

November 29, 2016

Trade agreements involving the US could be the first economic casualty of the 2016 election. The existing US trade agreements rose from the ashes of WWII and the Great Depression. This column argues that understanding how they protect the US economy, American workers, and consumers is critical to avoiding a repeat of the policy mistakes of earlier eras.

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Topics: WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) LABOR TRADE POLICY

Agreements: NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT (NAFTA)

Regions: CHINA UNITED STATES

Authors: CHAD BOWN

Publishing Institution: VOX - CEPR'S POLICY PORTAL

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