While US president Donald Trump touts unilateral import tariffs, his neighbors Canada and Mexico and nine other Pacific Rim nations are lowering trade barriers. They've signed a revamped multilateral free trade agreement.
The new government in Rome is walking in the footsteps of Donald Trump's trade protectionism, as it has threatened to torpedo the CETA trade agreement because it doesn't protect Italy's farmers and their products.
Does anyone take the WTO seriously anymore? The globalist agency, tasked with dealing with trade agreements and settling trade disputes, had been sidelined for years even before Trump revived protectionism.
US President Donald Trump has taken actions to redress what he says are unfair trading relationships with Europe, China, Canada and Mexico. DW takes a look at what he has done and how those affected have responded.
The move follows Mexico's announcement that it would introduce retaliatory duties on US products. The European Union and Canada have already filed WTO complaints over the controversial steel and aluminum tariffs.
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