2017 is shaking up international trade. The new US presidential administration may follow a very different approach to trade policy than prior recent US administrations, and many other global changes are creating trade uncertainties for businesses and governments worldwide. The materials below are intended to help you prepare for some of the risks and opportunities that lie ahead.
Checklist: Preparing for potential US trade policy changes in 2017 and beyond
This checklist is designed to help you focus on steps you can take now to get ready for possible US trade policy shifts under a new presidential administration. Please click here to read this publication, or click here to view the Japanese version of this checklist.
Webinar video: Preparing for US trade policy changes: 2017 and beyond
Watch the video of our 17 January 2017 webinar, where we discuss global perspectives on how US trade policy may shift under the new US presidential administration—including the potential implications for trade negotiations, likely effects on trade between the US and other countries and how to prepare for these potential changes.
Implications of the 2016 US Presidential Election for Trade Policy - 3rd Edition
The election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States will have important implications for US trade policy. Please click here to read this publication.
- Possible Unilateral Actions under US Law
- Termination or Modification of US Trade Agreements
- Prospects for Completed FTAs, Current, and Future Negotiations
- Impact on the United States' Role in the WTO
- Potential CFIUS Implications for Foreign Direct Investment
- Trade Personnel in the Trump Administration
- Annex 1: Provisions on Withdrawal, Termination, and Modification of Specific US Trade Agreements
Trade Issues for Asia Business in 2017
For almost a decade, the US government led talks on an ambitious, cutting-edge Asia-regional trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Then the picture changed with the US election. The TPP appeared to be dead. And businesses were hearing more reports about another Asian trade agreement still under negotiation, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), to which the US, Canada and Mexico are not parties. The RCEP has been widely characterized as a China-led agreement that competes with the TPP and is against US interests. North American businesses are rightly concerned about the effect of these developments on trade and investment in the Asia region. Please click here to read this publication.
Trade and Transitions Alerts
- President Trump Signs Executive Order Calling for Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits (April 2017)
- USTR Releases President Trump's National Trade Policy Agenda for 2017 (March 2017)
- Border-Adjustable Taxes under the WTO Agreements (January 2017)
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