July 23, 2018

Power in the International Trading System

Evita Schmieg

Trump Administration Risks Destroying World Trade Order

SWP Comment 2018/C 30, July 2018, 4 Pages

The international trading system is in flux. A spiral of protectionism threatens to expose the limits of the WTO’s ability to protect against abuses and prevent trade wars. And the reason for this is astonishing: The US Administration believes that the existing rules – which the Americans themselves played a leading role in writing – disadvantage the United States. Currently the Trump Administration is working hard to dismantle the system.

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