The purpose of creating borders for nation states is to keep a handle on the regions resources. This has been true ever since there has been a nation state.
with gasoline as a weapon, the game has been to pretend that there are no limits to how much destruction can be wrought upon the planet.
With commerce already having established a hierarchy of power in the old world, the planet's populace has been misguidedly looking to the United States to level the playing field. All across the globe people have been hearing success stories of entrepreneurs in the US.
The ability to innovate with the right resources may be now a global phenomenon, not just a US one. Many in the US are locked out the resources they need to bring their ideas to fruition. An idea, after all, that will be guaranteed by the US chamber of commerce copyright and patent protection mechanism.
The cooperative mindset may dissolve these false advantages, and make the world habitable again. And these trade policies will become obsolete.