Trade Policy under President Trump: A First-Hand View From Washington

Seminar/Forum

Trade Policy under President Trump: A First-Hand View From Washington

Melbourne Law School
Room 920, Level 9
185 Pelham Street

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T: 8344 4799

connor.foley@unimelb.edu.au

Since taking office President Trump has ushered in a new era of trade policy in the United States in an effort to secure a policy centred on free, fair and reciprocal trade. Commencing with the withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement, the renegotiation of the North-American Free Trade Agreement and the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement, the Administration has charted a new and often controversial path on trade.

A suite of trade remedies investigations have seen safeguards imposed on washing machines and solar panels while reviews under US law have provided the basis for new trade actions, most notably the section 232 national security investigation into imports of steel and aluminium. Meanwhile US-China trade relations have come under intense scrutiny following the section 301 investigation on forced technology transfers and intellectual property theft.

In this lunchtime seminar Mr Brightling will review US trade policy under President Trump from a first-hand perspective in Washington DC. How have we got here, who is driving the agenda, and what lies ahead?

Presenter

  • Mr David Brightling
    Mr David Brightling, Counsellor (Trade)