4 min read.Updated: 15 Apr 2016, 02:24 AM ISTDani Rodrik
Global trade, unlike yesteryears, has moved to the centre of the US political debate, with opposition to trade deals becoming key plank of presidential campaigns
The global trade regime has never been very popular in the US. Neither the World Trade Organization (WTO) nor the multitudes of regional trade deals such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have had strong support among the general public. But opposition, while broad, was diffuse.