100 Plus Days of Trade Policy: A Review of Key Administration Actions

Cathleen Cimino-Isaacs (PIIE)

The Trump administration has issued a wide array of often technical executive actions, “self-initiated” investigations, and other steps related to trade since taking office just over a hundred days ago. Some of these actions entail accusations that US trading partners have “dumped” or exported unfairly subsidized products, and others set in motion further study of allegedly unfair or damaging trade practices of other countries. Most won’t have an immediate impact on trade, but they could set the stage for a reordering of trade policy by the White House, Commerce Department, and US Trade Representative (USTR), just as agreements, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are renegotiated.