Trump's Foreign Trade Policy May Impact Connecticut Economy

By Turmelle, Luther | New Haven Register (New Haven, CT), January 3, 2017 | Go to article overview

Trump's Foreign Trade Policy May Impact Connecticut Economy


Turmelle, Luther, New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)


Connecticut's economy has a lot riding on whatever changes Donald Trump makes in U.S. foreign trade policy when he becomes president of the United States in a few weeks, according to a new study released by the Connecticut Economic Resource Center.

CERC, based in Rocky Hill, is a nonprofit corporation and public- private partnership that provides economic development services, and its report showed that $15.2 billion worth of Connecticut goods went overseas in 2015.

Of that amount, 19 percent involved countries that are part of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, and another 8 percent went to countries that are part of the Trans Pacific Partnership. Mexico and Canada are part of both trade agreements, which Trump vowed to renegotiate if elected to office.

But Anne Evans, the Connecticut director for the U.S. Department of Commerce, said businesses around the state don't appear unsettled about the possibility of dramatic changes in foreign trade policy.

"I think that it's being a little premature to say what will happen because we really don't know," Evans said. "A president can do some things that would have an impact in the short term, but any substantial changes in policy would have to be approved by Congress."

The biggest single export that Connecticut businesses had in 2015 was transportation equipment, which accounted for $7 billion, or 46 percent of the total. The second-largest export was non-electrical machinery, which accounted for $1.7 billion in goods shipped overseas in 2015, according to the CERC report. …

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