By: Cooper Family Office | April 10, 2020

An unfortunate policy of the past few years was the unilateral imposition of tariffs, on friend as well as foe, in a seemingly haphazard fashion.  The deleterious effects of them were partially mitigated by working out individual trade deals with the countries targeted, but those deleterious effects were far from eliminated.

The pandemic will, unfortunately, give enormous added impetus to those seeking to restrict international trade, on the grounds of national security/health needs.  It's likely there will be regulations imposed to stimulate the domestic production of pharmaceuticals, in view of both threatened and actual export restrictions on same imposed by other countries, most recently by India.

I am sympathetic to the need to...

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