An event with Frank Lavin, former US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade.
The US-China trade conflict has deepened recently. Even if reports keep suggesting that both sides want a negotiated outcome and arrive to a deal, the fact is that tariffs are increasing and that other measures – like export control measures on technology – have been introduced. Are China and the US locked into a trade conflict that will run on for years – exacerbating geopolitical frictions between the two – or is it likely that they will seek to resolve the disputes and reduce the level of trade tensions though a bilateral deal?
Frank Lavin has long experience of both American and Chinese trade policy. Between 2005 and 2007, he was the US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade and frequently negotiated with Beijing. He has been Political Director in the White House and worked for every Republican administration since Ronald Reagan (barring the current administration). Between his political appointments, Lavin has pursued a business career in Asia. He now runs Export Now, an e-commerce company that helps foreign brands to do business in China. He is the author of numerous books and articles, most recently Home Front to Battlefront: An Ohio Teenager in World War II.
Sandwiches and drinks will be served from 12:15