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The result of the Brexit vote and the ire in some circles over the Trans-Pacific Partnership raise questions about long-held beliefs in the broad-based benefits of trade. This pushback is of particular concern because global growth remains weak. Trade expansion since 2001 has slowed considerably from the boom years of the 1990s. This article from the International Monetary Fund argues that a future trade policy architecture must be multilateral and comprehensive to bolster growth. getAbstract recommends this compelling commentary to policy makers and business executives interested in what the next level of international trade might bring.
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The International Monetary Fund advises member nations on policy issues and works to promote economic stability and well-being.