International responses to President Biden’s trade policy positions

As the Biden Administration settles into its second month in office some signals have emerged that have offered insights into the potential direction of US trade policy, we provide cometary on an early blueprint of the President Biden Administration’s position on current trade issues — including USMCA, potential free-trade agreements, US policy towards China, and the climate agenda – and possible new directions.

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