Why a U.S. Tariff Plan Could Backfire


Matt Gold was quoted in a Knowledge@Wharton article where he discusses the Trump administration’s proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum.

The Trump tariff plan would also run afoul of international trade agreements and U.S. compliance with the World Trade Organization’s rules, said Matt Gold, adjunct law professor at Fordham University. Gold was formerly deputy assistant U.S. trade representative for North America. He added that the latest policies on steel and aluminum imports have the support of White House officials with potential conflicts of interest – they have had business dealings with companies in those industries.


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