In the pre-COVID-19 pandemic era, global economic concerns frequently centered on issues involving trade conflicts and the threats posed by a surge in populist rhetoric and protectionist measures. President TrumpDonald TrumpFive things to know about the Trump Organization indictment Allen West announces GOP primary challenge to Abbott in Texas Company behind Keystone XL seeks B in damages from US MORE’s “America First” approach signaled a clear break from a decades-long U.S.-led multilateralist agenda focused on furthering cross-border trade liberalization. The Trump administration backed up its rhetoric by pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), by renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and by engaging in a series of trade conflicts (that saw the imposition of tit-for-tat tariffs, sanctions and other forms of trade barriers) with key trading partners, including the European Union and China….

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