US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer at a finance committee hearing last year. The latest US tariff threats on Brazil and Argentina have raised a question: what other trade threats we thought were in the past might creep back into the frame? Photo: BloombergUS Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer at a finance committee hearing last year. The latest US tariff threats on Brazil and Argentina have raised a question: what other trade threats we thought were in the past might creep back into the frame? Photo: Bloomberg
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer at a finance committee hearing last year. The latest US tariff threats on Brazil and Argentina have raised a question: what other trade threats we thought were in the past might creep back into the frame? Photo: Bloomberg
Hannah Anderson
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Hannah Anderson

US tariff flip-flops and a neutered WTO will hit trade and business costs, and confidence, into 2020

  • The mercurial US trade policy and the lack of a platform for countries and businesses to adjucate trade complaints, with the WTO court in disarray, is undermining trade and business confidence, even as costs rise alongside tariffs

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer at a finance committee hearing last year. The latest US tariff threats on Brazil and Argentina have raised a question: what other trade threats we thought were in the past might creep back into the frame? Photo: BloombergUS Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer at a finance committee hearing last year. The latest US tariff threats on Brazil and Argentina have raised a question: what other trade threats we thought were in the past might creep back into the frame? Photo: Bloomberg
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer at a finance committee hearing last year. The latest US tariff threats on Brazil and Argentina have raised a question: what other trade threats we thought were in the past might creep back into the frame? Photo: Bloomberg
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