On Trade, Trump Had a Rocky Year. Will 2020 Be Any Different?

Trucks load containers at the automated container dockyard in Qingdao, Shandong province, China, Nov. 28, 2019 (Chinatopix photo via AP Images).
Trucks load containers at the automated container dockyard in Qingdao, Shandong province, China, Nov. 28, 2019 (Chinatopix photo via AP Images).
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It was another roller coaster ride in Washington last week—and that was before the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives voted Friday morning to approve two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Despite impeachment getting closer to a full vote on the House floor, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced early in the week that the House would also vote on Trump’s top trade priority: replacing the North American Free Trade Agreement with the renegotiated U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA. By the end of the week, Washington and Beijing had filled in enough details on the “phase-one” deal to avoid Sunday’s […]

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