13 Mar 2017

Former trade negotiator warns of potential trade war with US

From Morning Report, 6:46 am on 13 March 2017

A former trade negotiator is warning of a potential trade war if the American President goes ahead with a proposal to impose a tax on imports into the United States.

Charles Finny

Charles Finny Photo: SUPPLIED

The Government here is keeping a watching brief on the proposed tariff, which is still on the U.S. trade agenda.

Charles Finny told Jane Patterson another concerning aspect would be the international response if, for example, a 10-percent, across the board tariff was introduced.