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The Future Shape of US Trade Policy

Chatham House, London


Marianne Schneider-Petsinger, Geoeconomics Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House
Jeffries Briginshaw, CEO, BritishAmerican Business

Chair: Linda Yueh, Fellow in Economics, St Edmund Hall, Oxford University; Adjunct Professor of Economics, London Business School


The issue of trade has featured prominently in the 2016 presidential campaign as part of a fierce debate around the future direction of the US economy. Commentators have, however, noted that both nominees have largely positioned themselves against free trade as Donald Trump’s protectionist stance has resonated with a large portion of the electorate and Hillary Clinton has also indicated a retreat from past support of trade deals. This suggests the next president’s position on trade could mark a departure from the Obama administration’s pro-trade agenda.

In the run-up to the 8 November election, the panel will consider what lies ahead for US trade policy and what this could mean for the global economy.

This event will be followed by a reception.

This event is open to corporate members only.