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Tariff-free, subsidy-free, barrier-free – did Trump really mean it?

June 12, 2018
Did President Trump really mean it when, during his contentious two days at last week’s G7 summit, he said the way forward for international trade should be tariff-free, subsidy-free and barrier-free movement of goods and services – describing such a G-7 commitment as the “way it should be.” His chief economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, who accompanied Trump to the Quebec meeting, went a bit further – “go to zero,” he said, then seemed to connect that step to a broader...


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