There’s no doubting the Trump team’s commitment to cutting imports. But it keeps getting tougher to see what how they want to do it.
US critics link another broken Trump trade promise to Trump administration corruption. Possibly inaccurately
For the second time in a week, US critics have accused the Trump administration of corrupt motives for dishonouring pre-election trade promises.
Although in January Donald Trump summarised his objectives as “Buy American, hire American”, major policy priority summaries now almost ignore trade programmes.
The speed the sourcing environment’s changing, you’d think this is a good time for a new strategy. You’d be wrong.
“I will instruct my Treasury Secretary to declare China a currency manipulator the day I take office” promised Donald Trump on October 22.
Asia Society suggests priorities for Trump adminstration’s attitudes to China – and they don’t include currency.
In a report issued on February 7, the New York-based Asia Society endorses Trump’s overall priorities on China, but claims currency manipulation is a relatively minor issue.
Donald Trump announced on January 14 his abandonment of a central campaign pledge about China.