A cargo ship departs New York harbour in April. The US is the single most frequent user of non-tariff protections globally. Between 1990 and 2015, it introduced more than 450 protectionist measures. Photo: AFP A cargo ship departs New York harbour in April. The US is the single most frequent user of non-tariff protections globally. Between 1990 and 2015, it introduced more than 450 protectionist measures. Photo: AFP
A cargo ship departs New York harbour in April. The US is the single most frequent user of non-tariff protections globally. Between 1990 and 2015, it introduced more than 450 protectionist measures. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
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A cargo ship departs New York harbour in April. The US is the single most frequent user of non-tariff protections globally. Between 1990 and 2015, it introduced more than 450 protectionist measures. Photo: AFP A cargo ship departs New York harbour in April. The US is the single most frequent user of non-tariff protections globally. Between 1990 and 2015, it introduced more than 450 protectionist measures. Photo: AFP
A cargo ship departs New York harbour in April. The US is the single most frequent user of non-tariff protections globally. Between 1990 and 2015, it introduced more than 450 protectionist measures. Photo: AFP
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.