Trade and the U.S. Presidential Election

June 22, 2016

Trade and the U.S. Presidential Election
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The next president’s trade policy will affect millions of Americans, as well as the health and competitiveness of the country’s economy. It can also advance strategic interests like strengthening the economies of allies, deepening diplomatic ties, and promoting global cooperation that acts as a bulwark against conflict.

The next president, along with Congress, will need to develop trade policy that promotes growth, while helping Americans adjust to new competition and ensuring regulatory standards.


This video is part of a CFR series highlighting the top foreign policy priorities that the next president of the United States will face.

See where the 2016 presidential candidates stand on trade and all other foreign policy issues: