Is the US the ‘Least Protectionist Country’? Not Really.

Who has the lowest tariffs of them all? According to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, “Mexico and others have had very big external tariffs on many, many goods. [The] U.S. is the least protectionist country.” Peter Navarro, who is set to head the Trump administration’s new Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, has said: “We…