The Outlook for Global Trade Is Even Bumpier in 2019

Cranes at the Port of Gulfport are silhouetted by the setting sun in Gulfport, Mississippi, Dec. 2, 2018 (AP photo by Charlie Riedel).
Cranes at the Port of Gulfport are silhouetted by the setting sun in Gulfport, Mississippi, Dec. 2, 2018 (AP photo by Charlie Riedel).

After a more-bark-than-bite approach to trade during his first year in office, President Donald Trump took on the world in 2018 and shows no sign of letting up. In Europe, British Prime Minister Theresa May has so far failed to convince Parliament to accept the Brexit deal she negotiated with Brussels. And under the radar, the World Trade Organization is facing paralysis if there is no compromise on how to reform its system of settling disputes. These are among the ongoing challenges that are likely to make 2019 another unsettling year for global trade. Even before the calendar turned to […]

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