The View from Europe: Responding to the coming trade disorder
Published on March 11, 2017 – By David Jessop
- A few days ago, an astute observer of the US political scene told me: “Watch what the new administration and Congress does, not what the president tweets. That is the secret of understanding future US policy.”
If this is correct, the Caribbean should ignore the noise and think hard about the implications of a nine-page document sent on March 1 to the US Congress by the office of the US Trade Representative (USTR). It makes clear the radical ambition of new administration.
In stark and confrontational terms, it sets out the president and his advisers’ zero-sum thinking on trade. Continue reading