1. There is a ‘global trend’ / ‘strategic direction’ argument that seems missing from much of the #Brexit debate on #trade. I’m no specialist, but for the uninitiated, it is broadly this: [thread, to which welcome contribution from true experts]
2. From the 1960s, economists and diplomats eyed up potential benefits to all parties of freer world trade. The GATT and later WTO are an expression of that.
3. Trouble is, a multilateral agreement proved damned difficult to negotiate on simple stuff - goods, esp agricultural products - never mind complex stuff that require greater regulatory compatibility.
2.#UnitedStates is party to 14 international free trade agreements with 20 countries. President negotiates free trade agreements with foreign countries and submits to Congress legislation that would implement the agreements.
“These U.S. measures will have a negative impact on transatlantic relations and on global markets": EU vows to hit back against Trump in trade war after announcement of steel and aluminum tariffs politico.eu/article/eu-vow…
Despite an intense lobbying campaign by UK cabinet ministers and officials, Trump imposes 'devastating' steel tariff affecting $500 million in annual British steel exports to the US telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/0…
Before we can start disclosing the secret Tesla technology the military developed over the past 70 years, we must end the horrific crimes against humanity from serious human rights abusers and corrupt exploiters empowering those monsters. January is #EndTrafficking month.
President Trump signed and declared a national emergency to deal with the horrific crimes of child sex trafficking. In addition to this Executive Order, President Trump has unleashed the full might of law enforcement onto these truly horrific people to bring them justice.