Trump’s ‘America First’ Trade Vision Comes Into Focus on Three Fronts

Posted on AllSides December 16th, 2019
From The Center
trade, China, USMCA, World Trade Organization, White House

President’s tactics break with predecessors’ to extract concessions, but issues with China remain unresolved

President Trump claimed a multi-front victory last week in his bid to reshape U.S. trade policy, extracting fresh commercial concessions from Mexico and China while stripping the World Trade Organization of its powers to restrain the tactics he used to secure them.

Combined, the efforts show an approach toward U.S. trading partners and multinationals that is focused more on pressuring companies to produce domestically and sell American-made goods abroad than on helping them expand their global...

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