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Future U.S. Trade Policy

Based on the current trajectory, there will be a new U.S. president in 2021, but how will it change American trade policy? For one, there will be less arbitrary and hyper-aggressive actions by Washington. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is so upset about the current U.S. Administration’s threat to impose additional duties on steel and aluminum that he is skipping a trilateral USMCA leadership meeting. It could be argued that he might better have avoided new tariffs by playing to President Trump’s ego rather than bruising it, but such is the state of U.S. foreign relations.  Many of the current U.S. trade policy goals, such as reforming the WTO, making trade agreements more reciprocal and balanced in the concessions,...

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On behalf of a Canadian oilseed processer WPI's team provided market analysis, econometric modeling and financial due diligence in support of a $24 million-dollar investment in a Ukrainian crush plant. Consistent with WPI's findings, local production to supply the plant and the facility's output have expanded exponentially since the investment. WPI has conducted parallel work on behalf of U.S., South American and European clients, both private and public, in the agri-food space.

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