The economic rise of Asia, concerns about China’s economic model, rapid technological change that has implications for national security, and deepening economic ties to stimulate economic growth in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic are key considerations for the next US administration.
What options exist for the US re-engaging with the 11 countries that have finalized the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)? What is the likely path for closer trade ties with economies such as Japan and Taiwan?
How should the US approach China’s position toward regional economic integration (such as via the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership)? And what role can allies in the Asia-Pacific region play more broadly for the US strategy on strengthening supply chain resilience and supporting the rules-based international trade system?
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, and EY for their generous support of the forum.
Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director, Washington DC Office, Asia Society Policy Institute; Former Acting Deputy US Trade Representative
Vasuki Shastry, Associate Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme, Chatham House; Global Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability, Standard Chartered Bank (2013-18)
Marianne Schneider-Petsinger, Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House