A new US administration, new trade policy priorities?

Panellists discuss US trade policy under the Biden administration.

Research event
23 March 2021 — 1:00PM TO 2:00PM

Since taking office, the Biden administration has outlined the broad strokes of its approach to trade. Priorities include the economic recovery, ‘worker-centred’ trade policies, rebuilding alliances, dealing with China, and addressing climate change.

But what might the details of these policies look like and which will be the most central ones for US trade partners in Europe, Asia and the Americas during the first year of the administration?

What areas of US trade policy will have the greatest continuity from the Trump administration, and which will see the biggest change?

Will it be possible to garner bipartisan support for the Biden administration’s trade policy agenda?

The discussion is part of the Chatham House Global Trade Policy Forum. We would like to take this opportunity to thank founding partner AIG and supporting partners Clifford Chance LLP, Diageo plc, EY, and UPS for their generous support of the forum.


Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, Senior International Partner, WilmerHale; US Trade Representative (1997-2001)

Ambassador Susan C Schwab, Strategic Advisor, Mayer Brown LLP; Professor Emerita, University of Maryland; US Trade Representative (2005-2009)

Ana Swanson, Journalist, Trade and International Economics, The New York Times

Chair: Marianne Schneider-Petsinger, Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House

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