Join us for a conversation with Frank Lavin about the consequences of the US election for trade and transatlantic relations.
It’s an understatement to say that the US election on November 3rd will have an impact on global trade policy and the future direction of Transatlantic relations. But how is a second-term Trump likely to approach trade and Europe – and will a Biden Presidency substantially change the current US approach?
– What can we expect from President Trump if he gets re-elected? Will he become more aggressive on trade – intensifying the trade war with China and ratcheting up frictions with Europe?
– What is Biden’s approach to trade and Europe – will he return policy to the pre-Trump era or will he build on some of the developments in the past four years?
– What policies should Europe pursue if it wants to reduce friction with the US? Europe is also turning inwards, but has managed to get away with it because most initiatives pale in comparison with the bellicose attitude of President Trump.
Frank Lavin is a former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade and Political Director in the White House. He is a businessman and founder of Export Now, and he writes regularly for newspapers and magazines like the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Foreign Policy.