Made in America: Trade Policy in the Trump Era
This hour, we'll talk about why trade was one of the biggest issues that got Donald Trump elected. What Americans stand to gain - and lose - by pulling out of trade deals. And what really happened to American manufacturing jobs.
We’ll also see how the rest of the world is preparing for a massive shift in US policy, from a microbrewery in Tijuana to a medical manufacturer in Berlin.
Featuring interviews with:
Edward Alden - senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
Douglas Irwin - economics professor at Dartmouth College
Mac Destler - public policy professor at the University of Maryland
Robert Howse - professor at NYU Law
Mike Froman - former US Trade Representative & fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
Jake Schmidt - director of the international program at the Natural Resources Defense Council
Monica Serrano - professor of international relations at the College of Mexico
Scott Kennedy - director of the Project on Chinese Business at the Center for Strategic & International Studies
Derek Scissors - scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
Jyrki Katainen - vice president at the European Commission
Maya Kroth in Tijuana, Mexico profiles two businesses: one that would benefit if President Trump walked away from Nafta; and one that faces bankruptcy if Nafta is cancelled.
Emily Johnson reports from Galax, Virginia, where the furniture industry successfully fought - and won - against Chinese competition.
William Noah Glucroft reports from Berlin on how European businesses are dealing with American uncertainty on trade deals - and how some are looking to Canada and China as alternatives to the US.