Original article by Phillip Coorey
The Australian Financial Review – Page: W1 & W2 : 7-Mar-18
The signing of the 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal on 7 March has coincided with President Donald Trump’s push to increase US tariffs on imported steel and aluminium. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will use the keynote address at a business summit in Sydney to emphasis the importance of free trade and open markets, and the negative effects of a trade war. BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie has also expressed concern about Trump’s protectionist stance, although he is confident that free trade will prevail.
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