Trade Talks Episode 118: Ins and Outs of the US-China Phase-One Trade Deal

Two former USTR negotiators join to explain the details of the new US-China trade agreement. Agriculture negotiator Darci Vetter (Edelman, 3:50) describes China’s new commitments toward US farm products, and foreign investment negotiator Lauren Mandell (WilmerHale, 18:30) explains changes to China’s legal system, protection of intellectual property, as well as the agreement’s dispute settlement provisions. Finally, Simon Rabinovitch (The Economist, 37:15) joins to provide the reaction from China.
Featuring Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)
January 21, 2020