How will Trump’s policies impact
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The election of Donald Trump as US President - Image: Photographer ddp USA/REX/ShutterstockThe election of Donald Trump as president of the world’s largest economy has major implications for global trade. ICIS will provide up-to-date coverage including news, insight and analysis on how Donald Trump's presidency will impact chemical markets across the world.

TPP and NAFTA
The new president followed through with his campaign hard line, withdrawing the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal during his first week in office. Trump also vows to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Clashes on trade with Mexico, China, South Korea and Japan – countries with large trade surpluses with the US – are all more likely.

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Market Insight: Global chemical trade under threat - US election redraws the map

This latest ICIS Insight piece by Joseph Chang takes a closer look at how the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the world’s largest economy will have profound implications for global trade and the chemical industry.

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Free ICIS news articles

ICIS has unlocked the following news stories to keep you up-to-date with the news surrounding the US presidential election result and the potential impacts on the petrochemical markets.

Prepare for the worst in US-China trade relations in 2018

We got away with it in 2017 by luck rather than design, as there is of course very little that petrochemicals and polymers companies can do to... Wed, 17 Jan 2018

BLOG: US PE exports on the front line as Trump changes trade policies

LONDON (ICIS)-- Click here  to see the latest blog post on Chemicals & The Economy by Paul Hodges, which suggests that US PE exports are on the front... Mon, 15 Jan 2018

China’s green drive spurs record chemicals profits

Northeast Asian (NEA) caustic soda prices had risen by no less than 68% in November 2017 compared with January of last year. And the November price... Thu, 11 Jan 2018

OUTLOOK '18: Africa polymers players optimistic for healthy demand in 2018

LONDON (ICIS)--Africa polymers players are optimistic for 2018 following a poor year for demand across the continent, although positive expectations... Tue, 09 Jan 2018

OUTLOOK '18: Europe methanol market braces for more volatility

LONDON (ICIS)--Greater volatility could be in store for Europe’s methanol market and prices in 2018, a trend which is both feared and relished by... Tue, 09 Jan 2018

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Price and market trends: Iran base oils market seeing little impact from ongoing protests

Week-long street protests in Iran have had little direct impact on trade and production of base oils so far amid signs that the unrest could be... Thu, 11 Jan 2018

OUTLOOK '18: Africa polymers players optimistic for healthy demand in 2018

LONDON (ICIS)--Africa polymers players are optimistic for 2018 following a poor year for demand across the continent, although positive expectations... Tue, 09 Jan 2018

US tax reform to benefit DowDuPont, LyondellBasell, Westlake – analyst

HOUSTON (ICIS)--DowDuPont, LyondellBasell and Westlake Chemical will be among the biggest beneficiaries of the recently enacted US tax reform, an... Tue, 02 Jan 2018

OUTLOOK '18 US economy continuing momentum into new year

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Thanks to strong domestic growth, low unemployment and finalised tax reform, forecasts for the US economy in 2018 are optimistic,... Thu, 28 Dec 2017

Shell eyes upside from US tax reform

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Shell expects to see a “favourable” impact to its US operations from the recently enacted US tax reform legislation, the Anglo-Dutch... Wed, 27 Dec 2017



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Market Insight: Trump’s Trade Policies Threaten US Chems

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With Donald Trump wanting to withdraw from the TPP and demanding renegotiation with the members of NAFTA, there could be significant implications for US petrochemicals.

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Donald Trump: Three Scenarios For The Chemicals Industry

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Market Insight: Global chemical trade under threat - US election redraws the map

This latest ICIS Insight piece by Joseph Chang takes a closer look at how the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the world’s largest economy will have profound implications for global trade and the chemical industry.

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