Donald Trump’s support for American protectionism and the introduction of new customs duties on European steel and aluminum has put the European Union in a difficult political situation. The US and the EU may be well on their way to an escalating trade war, which would cause both economic strain and have an adverse effect on transatlantic defense cooperation.
In this new briefing from Frivärld, author Fredrik Erixon describes the major driving forces and challenges of the Trump Administration’s trade policy and describes how the European Union should maintain a positive trade relationship with the United States.
Fredrik Erixon is the director of the Brussels-based think-tank, the European Center for International Political Economy (ECIPE) founded in 2006. He previously served as Adviser to the British government, Chief Economist at Timbro and was ranked as one of the 30 most influential people in Brussels in 2010.