US trade policy and the 2020 election


This event, hosted by UK think tank Chatham House will discuss the future focus of US trade policy.

As the US presidential election looms in November 2020, trade policy will be a key foreign policy issue.

While much of America’s focus and resources will be centred on domestic issues – in particular tackling the long-term economic dimensions of COVID-19 and addressing inequality – trade can play an important role in addressing these pressing challenges.

The last four years of US trade policy have been tumultuous. But which drivers of US trade policy have been Trump-specific, and which are more permanent features? What issues and tools will dominate the US trade policy agenda if President Trump is reelected? What would the overarching policy look like under a Biden administration? What should the focus of US trade policy be? And what is at stake for the rest of the world?

 

Panellists:

Ambassador Michael Froman, Vice Chairman and President, Strategic Growth, Mastercard; US Trade Representative (2013-17)
Chair: Marianne Schneider-Petsinger, Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House

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