This event was the first in a two-part series. View part two here.

Before the Biden administration finalizes its trade and technology promotion policies, it is useful to look back at the past four years with a critical eye and develop an evidence-based evaluation of goals, means, and ends. As the Biden team has indicated a preference to coordinate these policies with allies, reviewing them in a U.S.-Japan alliance context can facilitate policy coordination and help produce better results. 

Join us as John Murphy and Yorizumi Watanabe share independent assessments of the Trump administration’s trade policy approach followed by a group discussion involving Claire Chino and Meredith Miller to consider the pros and cons from a national, alliance, and multilateral perspective. Carnegie’s Jim Schoff will moderate.

For more on this topic, read John Murphy’s assessment of Trump’s trade policy on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce website.