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

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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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