US Trade Policy 'A Guess' Under Trump, Ex-Trade Reps Say

By Michael Macagnone (November 14, 2016, 4:26 PM EST) -- A pair of former U.S. Trade Representatives said Monday that the country's foreign trade policy would be up in the air in the administration of President-elect Donald Trump, speculating that a protectionist United States could empower China to write international trade rules.

Former trade representatives for Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush told a crowd at the Cato Institute in Washington that discussion over the economic impacts of trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership has overshadowed foreign policy aspects that help such pacts bind nations together. Mickey Kantor, the USTR who oversaw the execution of the North American Free Trade Agreement, warned...

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