"Like the president he now serves, Anton doesn't understand how the global trading order actually works. Trade agreements are long and complicated today because they are no longer primarily concerned with reducing tariffs (which are already quite low). Instead, contemporary trade agreements are mostly about harmonizing labor, regulatory, environmental, and copyright standards across many different societies, precisely for the purpose of creating fairer competition between states. Agreements of this kind are very much in America's interest, because otherwise U.S. workers would have to compete with foreign industries where labor and environmental standards are much lower than they are in the United States."
Lami Kim is a predoctoral fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, a Ph.D. candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, and a lecturer in the International Studies Program at Boston College. Her dissertation examines the effect of the multilateral nuclear export control regime on proliferation-risk involving civil nuclear assistance.
Prior to moving to Boston, she served as a Foreign Service Officer at the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She holds a Masters in International Affairs from The Fletcher School and a Master's Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University.Last Updated: Jan 20, 2017, 1:42pm