The United States and World Trade: Future Directions

The Council on Foreign Relations hosted a symposium on October 16, 2017, which featured four sessions and brought together distinguished trade leaders and innovative thinkers to address the trade policies of the United States and their international implications in North America and East Asia, as well as the possible effects on the global trade architecture and the World Trade Organization. 

Session 1: NAFTA Renegotiation: Renewal or Expiration?

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Following introductory remarks by Ted Alden and Miles Kahler, Michael Froman, Antonio Ortiz-Mena, and John M. Weekes discussed with Dolia Estevez the NAFTA negotiations. 

 

 

Session 2: China and the United States: Governing a Contentious Bilateral Trade and Investment Relationship

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David Dollar, Scott Kennedy, and Wei Liang discussed with Sharon H. Yuan the future of  U.S. - China trade relations. 

 

 

Session 3: The United States, Trade Remedies, and the World Trade Organization

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Chad P. Bown, Kellie Meiman Hock, and Scott Paul discussed with Ted Alden how quickly the United States should move forward with trade liberalization, and how much and with what consequences liberalization will be rolled back

 

 

Session 4: Keynote Address by Roberto Azevêdo

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In this keynote session, Roberto Azevêdo and Diana Farrell discuss trade policies of the United States.

Roberto Azevêdo and Ted Alden
Roberto Azevêdo and Ted Alden
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Participant asking a question
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Participating in the discussion
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Symposium Participants
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