THE 45th president of the United States is due to be elected on 8 November, but what will this decision mean for the future of global business dealings and for air trade in particular?

Democratic presidential nominee Hilary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump have both regularly articulated their views on future trade prospects, particularly on the USA’s dealings with China, South Korea and with near-neighbour countries, all of them big air cargo market contributors, writes Thelma Etim.

Chinese trade, in particular, has come under heavy attack by both parties, with criticisms of unfair practices, allegations of counterfeiting and currency manipulation. has extracted these trade comments (below) from the campaign speeches from both candidates. Overall, it isn’t a very encouraging picture.

We would like to apologise for any literacy short-falls in these warts-and-all transcripts and extracts

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