Protectionism under Trump: What Will Happen on Trade?

June 8, 2017 - June 8, 2017
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Corporate Luncheon

Thursday, June 8, 12—2:30 PM

Online registration for this event has closed. Please contact the Business & Policy Program at 212-715-1208 to register.

President Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Tran-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade deal that was nearly a decade in the works. In addition to raising tariffs on imports and exiting from the World Trade Organization, Trump has stated that he plans to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). These actions have rattled countries that have strong economic ties with the United States and companies that rely on open trade. How might Trump change NAFTA? Will Trump impose high tariffs as he promised? How could these protectionist policies on trade affect businesses? In this program, speakers discuss Trump’s trade agenda and consider the possible implications of the protectionist policies for countries and businesses.

Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Charlene Barshefsky, Senior International Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP; former United States Trade Representative

Joshua P. Meltzer, Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution

12–12:30 PM         Registration & Reception
12:30–1 PM           Luncheon
1–2:30 PM             Dialogue and Q&A


Non-Corporate members: $65 lunch & lecture/$20 lecture only
Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $45 lunch & lecture/$15 lecture only
Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $45 lunch & lecture/$15 lecture only
Academic and government: $35 lunch & lecture/$15 lecture only

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event.

For more information, please contact the Business & Policy program at 212-715-1208 or email [email protected].

  • Jun 08, 2017 at 12:00 pm