USA återvänder till TPP?

USA hamnar allt mer ute i kylan när det gäller handelsfrågor. En öppning att åter gå med i TPP-avtalet kan vara ett första steg för att ta tilllbaka initiativet.

President Trump har uppenbarligen insett att USA står vid sidan om när det gäller handelsfrågor. Det står inga länder på kö för nöjet att få frihandelsavtal med USA. TPP-avtalet som han skrotade för ett drygt år sedan dog inte heller. De övriga länderna går vidare med avtalet som dessutom innehåller mycket av vad Trump efterfrågar.

New York Times skriver:

WASHINGTON — President Trump, in a sharp reversal, told a gathering of farm-state lawmakers and governors on Thursday morning that the United States was looking into rejoining a multicountry trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a deal he pulled out of days after assuming the presidency.

Mr. Trump’s reconsideration of an agreement he once denounced as a “rape of our country” caught even his closest advisers by surprise and came as his administration faces stiff pushback from Republican lawmakers, farmers and other businesses concerned that the president’s threat of tariffs and other trade barriers will hurt them economically.

Larry Kudlow, Mr. Trump’s top economic adviser, said in an interview on Thursday with The New York Times that the request to revisit the deal was somewhat spontaneous. “This whole trade thing has exploded,” Mr. Kudlow said. “There’s no deadline. We’ll pull a team together, but we haven’t even done — I mean, it just happened a couple hours ago.””


Taggar: TPP, Trump
Kategorier: Frihandel, TPP