Matthew J. Thomas is a partner at Blank Rome. He has more than twenty years of experience in international trade, transport and maritime regulation, and government affairs, representing leading energy and commodities companies, shipowners, governments, insurers, investors, ports, shipyards, and marine terminal operators.
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When Donald Trump was campaigning to succeed Barack Obama as president of the United States, he promised a more aggressive approach to trade. His administration would take bold action to revitalize domestic manufacturing industries and create new jobs tied to the production of domestic goods. He singled out what he described as unfair trade practices by China, arguing for strategies to restrict imports of manufactured goods into the United States. He announced plans to increase tariffs dramatically and impose other restrictions on Chinese trade and investment in the U.S.Mike Margolis
Blank Rome LLP