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Protectionism in the U.S.

Thursday, July 14, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Richard Wagner and Martin Masse

The trade agreement edifice that has been built, agreement by agreement, since the Second World War is under siege. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are taking protectionist stances, with Trump signalling an intention to tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and Clinton vowing to use trade remedies to their fullest extent.

Neither candidate seems keen to have the United States ratify the recently negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In Europe, the recent Brexit vote has created a question mark over the future of...