United States Trade Policy Under Biden

29.08.2021 Lisa McAuley
United States Trade Policy Under Biden

In the first 100 days of the Biden Presidency, his administration has acted in ways that indicate a significant amount of continuity in trade policy with the previous administration.

Tariffs and technology restrictions initiated by the Trump administration remain in place, as does the block on the WTO Appellate Body, while the new United States Trade Representative has highlighted a need for trade to serve workers, rather than globalized firms seeking to arbitrage labor costs. On the other hand, Biden has expressed the importance of a rules-based order and multilateralism, marking a distinct break from the unilateralist world of Trump. What then, is the likely path to be charted by Biden’s trade policy?

Join IIT for a conversation on this key topic with Peterson Institute Senior Fellow Jeffrey Schott, CEO of the Global Trade Professionals Alliance Lisa McAuley, and IIT Executive Director Peter Draper.

Date: Wednesday, 5 May 20201 | Time:09.00am – 10.30am (ACST)

Date: Tuesday, 4 May 2021 | Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm (EDT)