Trump’s ‘America First’ policy driving other countries to ink trade deals

 In Global Trade

President Trump’s election has sparked a rush of major trade deals around the world. The only catch: The U.S. isn’t a party to any of them, as seen in this article from the Washington Times.

The EU is cutting deals with Vietnam and major South American countries. Japan and other nations are moving ahead with a modified Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) after the U.S. withdrawal, and Southeast Asian nations are talking with China, Japan, India and others about a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

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