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Many Countries Really Are True Believers in Free Trade

March 22, 2018

Letter writer Dominic D’Amelio (“Tariffs, Jobs and Unintended Consequences,” March 8) asks us to show him a country that “actually listens to and believes the IMF and World Bank propaganda promoting globalization and free trade, and [he’ll] show [us] an economic basket case.”

I’ll show him four, among others— the founding nations of the Pacific Alliance: Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. All are positive examples of nations in the Americas intentionally pursuing a global free-trade agenda for broad-based benefit, poverty alleviation and growth. Not even close to an economic basket case among them.

Read the complete letter here.