Protectionism on the rise

Protectionism on the rise
Paschal Donohoe’s Department of Finance has announced a new public consultation Pic: Feargal Ward

The timing - on the brink of Brexit - of the Department of Finance’s public consultation on anti-transfer pricing tax rules is not ideal

When the history of the early 21st century is being written, I wonder if commentators will identify the rise of protectionism as a phenomenon. We have seen a dwindling of confidence in liberal trade values in the last decade.

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