Geo-Economics and Trade: Germany Must Support Open Global Trade



Dr. Claudia Schmucker | The German Council on Foreign Relations

Given how closely the German economy is intertwined with international trade, it is in Germany’s strategic interest to support open, rules-based global trade. Germany must therefore also be a strong advocate within the EU for reform of the World Trade Organization (WTO). At the same time, Germany and the EU need to hold their own in a geo-economic trading environment.

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