The US must withdraw from the WTO



Peter Defazio | The Hill

It will take years to fully understand the impact COVID-19 has unleashed on our country, but one thing we know for certain is that the pandemic has exposed the dangerous and indefensible public health and national security threats of hyperglobalization. It has revealed the frightening truth that after decades of corporate-rigged trade agreements and the outsourcing of U.S. manufacturing jobs and capacity, we are incapable of supplying our own citizens with critical materials essential to saving lives and combatting this public health emergency.

We cannot afford to wait years to address this vulnerability.

Simply strengthening medical supply chains won’t end this crisis, adequately prepare us for the next crisis – whenever and whatever it may be – or address structural failures that go far beyond just this emergency.

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