ECIPE and Heritage Foundation Seminar: What is the Future for U.S. Trade Policy after the Midterm Elections?
We invite you to join a panel discussion with American experts on the future of U.S. trade policy.
After one of the most exciting midterm elections in U.S. history, a lot of questions remain unanswered. While the Republicans keep the Senate, Democrats will bring many new faces into the House of Representatives in January. This means that leadership for key House committees will change, such as Ways and Means, which has jurisdiction over trade matters. In the aftermath of the vote, President Trump tweeted that he wants to “get back to work and get things done”, but significant bipartisan support will be necessary in the new Congress. A great deal of uncertainty remains about his next steps on trade in this new political environment.
- Can Europeans expect that new tariffs will be imposed on their products?
- Will bipartisan support emerge to prevent President Trump from threatening the WTO and global trade system?
- What legislation can we expect to be introduced in the new Congress regarding trade?
- Will the House begin investigating the President’s 2018 tariff actions?
- What does this new power balance mean for pro-free traders in Washington DC and in the world?
James Bacchus, Distinguished University Professor, Global Affairs and Director of the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity at the University of Central Florida, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and a former chairman of the Appellate Body of the WTO
Kate Kalutkiewicz, Senior Trade Representative from USTR, U.S. Mission to the European Union
Tori K. Whiting, Jay Van Andel Trade Economist, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, Institute for Economic Freedom, The Heritage Foundation
The event will be moderated by Hanna Deringer, Senior Policy Analyst at ECIPE.
Please note that this event is off-the-record.