Global trade policy is in poor health. The relevance and integrity of the WTO have been eroded. Trade wars and commercial frictions have replaced the past spirit of gradually expanding the scope for global trade freedom. Globalization, says some, is dying.
Fredrik Erixon talks to Frank Lavin, a former Under Secretary for International Trade in the US Department of Commerce and founder of Export Now, about what can be done to advance trader liberalisation – even in a milieu that is generally hostile to free trade.