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Post-Election Analysis 2016: Trade

December 2016

Juridiction: United States of America

Authors: Raul R. Herrera, J. David Park, Dana Weekes and Amy Davenport

Law firmArnold & Porter LLP

Subject:

The Trump Administration will be a strong proponent of trade enforcement, as it may look to impose sizeable tariffs on certain goods imported from China and Mexico, which may run afoul of WTO obligations. The administration also will look to address currency manipulation through countervailing duty laws or other legal provisions.

Along with President-elect Trump, there is a broad base of the electorate, including both Democrats and Republicans, strongly opposing the current TPP agreement and other trade agreements. This opposition will create challenges for Congress to pass any trade agreements in the 115th Congress.

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