BLOG: Make global trade war in 2017 your base case scenario

19 September 2016 05:50 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Click here to see the latest blog post on Asian Chemical Connections. We might get away with it for another 12 months – perhaps a bit longer. But until or unless policy shortfalls are addressed that are behind today’s anti free-trade mood, the risk of a global trade war will remain. And a solid base-case scenario can built for a trade war happening in 2017. What would this mean for the chemicals industry? We consider the implications in detail for two products – purified terepthhalic acid and polyvinyl chloride.

Editor’s note: This blog post is an opinion piece. The views expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent those of ICIS.

By Staff Reporter