US Trade Protectionism: Pump Up the Volume and Back to (Old) School


The US announced this week new protectionist measures against China and South Korea. 2017 marked the year of a resurgence in US protectionism.Among the main contributors to new barriers, the US was the only one to enact more measures than in 2016.
Retaliation was the main motive: Import tariffs and anti-dumping measures are increasingly used.