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Global Trade Landscape Series: US Trade in an Age of Protectionism

15 June 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
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Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE London


Dr Meredith Crowley, Lecturer, University of Cambridge

Dr Leslie Vinjamuri, Associate Fellow, US and the Americas Programme; Member of Council, Chatham House

Chair: Matthew Oxenford, Research Associate, Global Economy and Finance, Chatham House



Donald Trump took office vowing to scrap trade deals he found not to be in America’s interest. Throughout his presidency, Trump has promoted an 'America First' policy aimed at bringing jobs back to the US. The president has railed against US trade deficits, particularly those with China and Mexico, and has threatened to unilaterally increase tariffs on imports from those countries that the administration believes harm American producers.

In light of Trump’s protectionist rhetoric, what does the future of US trade policy look like? Will Trump's actions and pronouncements on trade policy benefit the American economy and US job growth? Would the US leaving or ignoring the WTO lead to the decline of the multilateral rules-based global system? And what are the consequences for the global economy of a potential US-China trade war?

Over the coming months Chatham House will be convening a series of events with a focus on global trade. Please join us from 12:30 for an informal welcome reception prior to the first event in the series.

This event is open to corporate members only.

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