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The Year That Hammered Global Trade Still Poses Five Big Risks

  • U.S. election, WTO chaos, digital-tax and China fights loom
  • Airbus ruling in EU’s favor could mean tariffs on U.S. goods
Boeing's Newest 787 Prepares To Take Off As Trump Roils Trade
Photographer: Travis Dove/Bloomberg

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This year could end today and it would still rival the most challenging periods for the international trading system. But the next 3 1/2 months may bring even more potential disruptions that could secure 2020’s spot as the most turbulent in modern history.