In 2016 the world was shaken by Trump’s presidential election victory. The consequences of this event for global trade and trade governance remain uncertain, against a background of considerable downside risk of economic and political disruption. This talk will briefly review the evolution of the post-war trade regime. It will focus on elements of actual and promised trade policy under the Trump Administration, and consider how changes in the U.S. policy stance might impact trade prospects and the behavior of its major trading partners.
Dr. Patrick Low is Fellow of Asia Global Institute and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Hong Kong. Prior to that, he was the Vice President of Research at Fung Global Institute.View Profile