Trade Talks Episode 4: Holding the WTO Hostage, Trump Style

Soumaya Keynes of The Economist and PIIE Senior Fellow Chad P. Bown focus on the Trump administration’s approach to the World Trade Organization (WTO). The episode describes US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s recently articulated positions involving WTO dispute settlement rulings adverse to the United States (e.g., “zeroing”), a looming crisis in Geneva that threatens the WTO’s independent Appellate Body, and the administration's approach toward “mercantilist China” inside or outside the rules-based system.

Chad P. Bown (PIIE) and Soumaya Keynes (The Economist)