Trade Talks Episode 93: US Trade Policy Before Trump, with Ambassador Michael Froman

Former United States Trade Representative Michael Froman* joins Keynes and Bown to discuss the Obama administration’s approach toward China and the World Trade Organization. On China, they describe the challenge of relying on allies and US companies when using WTO dispute settlement, the utility of the US-China bilateral investment treaty negotiations, and the links between trade and national security. On the WTO, they discuss the deals that were agreed, the decision to end the Doha Round of negotiations, and the Obama administration’s frustrations with the Appellate Body.
Featuring

Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad P. Bown (PIIE)

July 19, 2019

* Froman is vice chairman and president of strategic growth at Mastercard, a PIIE funder.