US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer speaking next to US President Donald Trump from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on October 1, 2018. Photo: Agence France-Presse
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

Trump and his economic aides are wrong with their ‘managed trade’ because forced diversion of commerce is neither free nor fair

  • ‘Managed trade’ is neither free nor fair, because it causes commerce to be diverted from the channels into which it naturally wants to flow
  • At the recent World Bank-IMF spring meeting in Washington DC, the prospect of China’s preferential treatment of US firms was raised as a point of concern

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US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer speaking next to US President Donald Trump from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on October 1, 2018. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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