US President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer listens during a news conference at the White House in Washington on October 1. Photo: Reuters US President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer listens during a news conference at the White House in Washington on October 1. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer listens during a news conference at the White House in Washington on October 1. Photo: Reuters
Dan Steinbock
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Dan Steinbock

Will Trump push for an ‘America first’ trade agreement in Asia modelled on his new Nafta deal?

  • Dan Steinbock says the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement could become a template for trade deals Trump wants to execute around the world, but it won’t be an easy sell
  • In Asia, a deal along the lines of the USMCA could split the region and undermine China’s rise

US President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer listens during a news conference at the White House in Washington on October 1. Photo: Reuters US President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer listens during a news conference at the White House in Washington on October 1. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer listens during a news conference at the White House in Washington on October 1. Photo: Reuters
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Dan Steinbock

Dan Steinbock

Dr Dan Steinbock is an internationally recognised expert of the multipolar world. He focuses on international business, international relations, investment and risk among the major advanced economies and large emerging economies; as well as multipolar market trends. His commentaries are published across all world regions. For more, see www.differencegroup.net