US trade

How Much Change Is Coming From Washington On Trade?

At least some of incoming Trump team—to repeat again—believe the US is already engaged in a trade war.  They want manufacturing to take place inside the United States and will do whatever they think it takes to make it so.  Many of the key players seem to be stuck in the 1980s and are pulling out the playbook from that era when the United States could dictate terms and insist on mechanisms like voluntary export restraints.  The retaliation this time around will be different.  The coming year is going to be very challenging for firms.  Trump is not going to change his mind on trade.  He really means business.