Trade in transition unsettles trade associations

US trade associations once able to count on globalizing markets to provide customers and supply chains for their members are now struggling in a period of destabilized trade systems.

President Trump’s tariff actions escalated this issue to urgent this summer, but trade systems will be in transition for at least the next few years. Association executives are losing some sleep over member unrest.

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Anticipating the Scale of Automation

Automating work is a pressing issue for associations and the workers, businesses and governments they serve, yet the scale of that impact within any particular industry or profession can be difficult to forecast.

The impact will vary substantially by industry, occupation and workplace, according to the ASAE ForesightWorks action brief on automating work. The ForesightWorks forecast: In the midterm, more jobs will be taskified as automation complements the work of humans.

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