Crunch time for US trade policy: Will Trump aggressively target China?

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US President Donald Trump is scheduled to appear at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos next week. A few days later, on 30 January, he will deliver his State of the Union address, marking the one-year anniversary of his presidency. With US trade deficits steadily rising and polls indicating that the Republicans stand to lose their House majority in November’s mid-term elections, this post argues there is considerable risk that Trump could launch aggressive trade measures in the coming months in the hope that such action may turn voter sentiment in his favour.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date18 Jan 2018
PublisherInternational Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

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