During the U.S. presidential election, then candidate Donald J. Trump put international trade in the cross-hairs, saying that Americans were “disgusted with our trade deals.” While on the campaign trail, he threatening to renegotiate major trade deals, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”), and scrap others entirely, such as the United States’ proposed inclusion in the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Trade with China drew the most scathing statements, with the businessman-turned-politician calling it the “greatest theft in the history of the world.”
President Trump’s first year in office has been predictably tumultuous for the United States’ participation in global trade, with regular announcements of new trade investigations, a region on edge with ongoing NAFTA negotiations, a Presidential visit to China, and threats of steep tariffs levied against historical allies. But has President Trump lived up to the fiery rhetoric of his campaign?
AmCham invites you to join us for a conversation with noted international trade expert Professor Jennifer Hillman of the Georgetown University Law Center. Professor Hillman’s wealth of knowledge stems from her distinguished career as a member of the WTO Appellate Body Commissioner at the U.S. International Trade Commission, and as General Counsel of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Professor Hillman will discuss the Trump administration’s approach to trade and how that might impact US businesses operating in Asia, including U.S.-China trade, the impact of walking away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the current administration’s potential trade sanctions against China, and what “America First” means for international economic law and policy.
Hosted by the Trade & Investment Committee and Law Committee