The November election to the Congress brought the Republicans in control of both the Senate and the House. Trade press are ripe with opinions about how the election will change the politics of trade in the U.S. for the better – and that there should now be a forceful attempt by the Administration and the Congress to establish a new Trade Promotion Authority that allows the U.S. to push the Trans-Pacific Partnership to an end and revive the TTIP negotiations. At the same time, both parties are not far away from starting the nomination process for the 2016 presidential race – a process that will see both sides playing for the gallery of their parties. Given the charged relation between the Administration and the Republicans on a host of other issues, what are the chances that they are willing to take a pause from adversarial politics in order to get a deal on trade policy?
Please join us for a lunch seminar on the direction of trade politics in the U.S. with Dan Ikenson, the Director of the Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute. In his presentation, Mr. Ikenson will cover the state of trade politics in the U.S. as well as key trade initiatives involving the United States.