Belgium’s foreign trade: between restoring competitiveness and neo-protectionism

Article published in the Economic Review of December 2019

Since the start of the decade, Belgium’s export performance has been relatively weaker than that of neighbouring countries. The international context has become riskier, auguring new challenges, headed by trade wars and Brexit.  Acting on all the levers in terms of competitiveness is essential to enable firms to position themselves strategically and sustainably on international markets.

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