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Reducing U.S. Trade Imbalances and Fighting Protectionism

Deglobalisation Essay Series 3

The third in the Deglobalisation Essay Series paper, "Reducing U.S. Trade Imbalances and Fighting Protectionism" looks into why there is a need for the US and its trading partners to promote freer trade and fight against the pressures that generate protectionism.

Major recent events have amplified globalisation’s failures: broken supply chains, food and energy inflation, and vaccine inequity due to intellectual property rights that serve to funnel pandemic profits to a few multinational companies. Proposed responses to these problems have ranged from “reshoring” or “friend-shoring” production to enacting “industrial policies to increase country capacities to produce” (Stiglitz, 2022). It seems that the unfettered endorsement of globalization has given way to the recognition that at least some national borders are necessary for economic development and security. 

Has globalisation reached its zenith? How can we better manage its decline? In this vein, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung’s (KAS) Regional Economic Programme Asia (SOPAS) has published a five-paper "Deglobalisation Essay series" which focuses on the following topic: How has deglobalisation impacted economies and economic policy?

The third in the Deglobalisation Essay Series paper, "Reducing U.S. Trade Imbalances and Fighting Protectionism" looks into why there is a need for the US and its trading partners to promote freer trade and fight against the pressures that generate protectionism.

 

Please read the report in Japanese here.

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Cristita Marie Perez

Cristita Marie Perez KAS

Senior Programme Manager, Regional Economic Programme Asia (SOPAS)

cristita.perez@kas.de +81 3 6426 5041