European Institute for Asian Studies
Trump’s Tariffs & Trade “Doctrine” - Responses from China and the EU?
  • Start02:00 PM - Feb 25 2019
  • End04:00 PM - Feb 25 2019
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, 1040 Brussels
  • 02 230 81 22
  • eias@eias.org
 

Trump’s Tariffs & Trade “Doctrine”

Responses from China and the EU?

 

Introduction by:

Mr Axel Goethals, CEO, EIAS

Panel discussion with:

Mr Peter Chase, Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the US

Mr Zhang Yun, International Law Expert
at the Economic and Trade Office, Mission of China to the EU

Ms Eleonora Catella, Senior Advisor, Business Europe

Ms Stephanie Leupold, Head of Trade Strategy, DG Trade (tbc)

Followed by a networking reception

    Monday, 25 February 2019, 14h00 – 16h00

     Registration from 13h30

Venue: Asia Platform

Rue de la Loi 26, 10th Floor, 1040 Brussels

 

The world trade environment has undergone significant changes since the election of Donald Trump in 2016. Under his reign, the US pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), continued to block WTO reform, and has started a trade disputes with China and the EU. After a period of tit-for-tat tariffs between the US and China, Trump and Xi agreed to put trade negotiations on hold for 90 days, starting from the 1st of December 2018. With the end of this truce fast approaching on the 1st of March: what will happen next? Will President Trump stand his ground and raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports to 25%? If so, what reaction can be expected out of Beijing? And what will this changed trade environment mean for the EU?

This event brings together trade experts and representatives from the USA, China and Europe to consider the current state and future prospects of global trade. This distinguished panel will discuss how the global trade environment is likely to develop following the truce’s end on the 1st of March, and debate the nature of “Trump’s Tariffs & Trade Doctrine”.


This event brings together trade experts and representatives from the USA, China and Europe to consider the current state and future prospects of global trade. This distinguished panel will discuss how the global trade environment is likely to develop following the truce’s end on the 1st of March, and debate the nature of “Trump’s Tariffs & Trade Doctrine”.

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