The free trade order that has served as the foundation of today's global economy is faltering. This is because the U.S., a longstanding champion of free trade, is now behaving more like a challenger to the established order. To maintain and reinforce an open economic system, it is necessary to build a framework for global cooperation, with Asian and European nations taking the lead in that effort.
Cooperative global framework needed to protect world's open economic order
US and China must be encouraged to respect multilateral, rules-based free trade