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Global Trade Increasing, But Supply Chains Face Risk

By Omera Khan 2019-03-20 13:16:15

“On-shoring,” localization, Trump’s tariffs, Brexit—pay attention to the media, and it’s all too easy to imagine that global trade is contracting. In fact, of course, it’s doing anything but contracting, as World Trade Organisation statistics make clear. In 2019, for instance, global trade growth of four percent is expected, well above the three percent annual growth rate typical of the early years of the decade. But if global trade remains in robust health, the same can’t be said for global...

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