U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) during the APEC Summit in Lima, Peru November 19, 2016.
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Chad P. Bown (PIIE)

US trade agreements could be the first economic casualty of the 2016 election. Existing US trade agreements rose from the ashes of World War II and the Great Depression. Understanding how they protect the US economy, American workers, and consumers is critical to avoiding a repeat of the policy mistakes of the 1930s.

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