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Не надо скорбеть о мертвых торговых соглашениях

КЕМБРИДЖ – Эти семь десятилетий после окончания Второй мировой войны были эпохой торговых соглашений. Крупнейшие мировые экономики находились в постоянном состоянии торговых переговоров, были заключены две крупные глобальные многосторонние сделки: Генеральное соглашение по тарифам и торговле (ГАТТ) и договор о создании Всемирной Торговой Организации (ВТО). Кроме того, было подписано более 500 двусторонних и региональных торговых соглашений - подавляющее их большинство после того, как ВТО заменила ГАТТ в 1995 году.

Популистские бунты 2016 года, почти наверняка положат конец этому суматошному заключению сделок. В то время как развивающиеся страны могут проводить небольшие торговые соглашения, две крупные сделки, являющиеся предметом обсуждения, Транс-Тихоокеанское партнерство (ТЭС) и Трансатлантическое торговое и инвестиционное партнерство (ТИПП), все равно, что мертвы, после выбора Дональда Трампа в качестве президента США.

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