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Donald Trump’s flawed plan to strong-arm other countries into “one-on-one” trade deals.

Gastinger, Markus (2017) Donald Trump’s flawed plan to strong-arm other countries into “one-on-one” trade deals. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (08 Mar 2017). Website.

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In late January, President Trump stated that he would be pushing for new “one-on-one” trade deals with specific countries to replace multilateral agreements; exploiting US economic clout to negotiate deals which benefit the US the most. Markus Gastinger has created an index of trade and economic power in order to determine which countries Trump might try to target. He finds that countries and blocs with which the US has a large trade deficit, such as China and the European Union are too powerful to make good targets. On the other hand, less powerful countries, such as Vietnam and Japan could simply refuse to negotiate. Either way, Trump’s trade policy may well end up being a continuation of the status quo.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 08:42
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2020 00:47

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