Forum on the World Economic Order Program: Better Together? Free Trade in the Protectionist Era

The FNF Forum on the World Economic Order launched its first program in July, a six-day study tour focused on the state of free trade in light of increasing protectionist rhetoric around the world. The Forum welcomed six trade experts from Germany, Lebanon, Pakistan, Serbia, Slovakia, and South Africa to Washington, DC to meet with… Read More

Free Trade under Trump: How We Got Here, and Where It Might Lead

You can find the German version of this article here. “America First” and Global Protectionism While trade enthusiasts may have initially rejoiced when Donald Trump, globally renowned businessman, entered the presidential race in June 2015, many were undoubtedly surprised by his critical rhetoric on free trade. With an agenda to pursue policy that puts “America… Read More

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – A Unique Opportunity?

 The political discussion about a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is getting more and more concrete: A November 2011 EU-US summit created a High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth, which announced its final report on February 11, 2013. The next day, President Obama announced serious talks on the creation of a TTIP… Read More