Overview (Program Summary)
Four years of President Trump brought significant and often unexpected trade policy developments that compelled the attention of CEO’s and corporate board rooms. President Trump’s aggressive and unilateral trade enforcement measures forced companies to reconsider their supply chains, investment decisions, and available options to address foreign competition. Does President Biden, historically a proponent of free trade and market opening policies, represent a return to pre-Trump trade policies, or has the political landscape shifted such that the next four years will look like the last four. CLK’s Washington based trade experts will discuss what the Biden administration will look like, addressing questions like:
· Who wins the China trade war? How President Biden will address issues of human rights, intellectual property rights, and state-owned enterprises?
· Tariffs no more? Will President Biden look to roll back unilateral tariffs on steel, aluminum and other products?
· New or old friends? After a focus on renegotiating existing agreements, will the Biden administration pursue new market opening initiatives?
· Is the WTO Dead? Does it matter?