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Trump to plead in Davos for “open” but “fair” global trade

Ⓒ AFP/Archives – NICHOLAS KAMM – | Donald Trump in Davos on January 25, 2018

Donald Trump, in the speech that Davos expects, will plead Friday for an “open” world trade but also “fair and equitable,” said a senior US official.

Before an audience that fears its protectionist impulses, the US president should “commit to a free and open market”, but “in fair and equitable conditions,” he said a few hours before the speech at the Economic Forum world.

Donald Trump should therefore denounce everything that hinders in his view trade exchanges based on “reciprocity”, namely “the theft of intellectual property, forced technology transfers and subsidies to industry”.

“The message will be that America is ready to do business” with the world, especially after tax reform very business friendly, according to the same senior official.

The US president should also remind his audience of bosses and large fortunes the fate of “women and men left on the side of the road,” he said.

The World Economic Forum, which began Tuesday in the posh ski resort of Davos, is entirely suspended the words of the US president who is expected to deliver a short intervention, about fifteen minutes, 1300 GMT.

It comes after a series of speeches favorable to globalization, but calling to correct the adverse social and environmental effects, held by the Indian Narendra Modi, the German Angela Merkel or the French Emmanuel Macron.

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