10 May Trade Wars versus Trade Deals
In March, the Trump administration sparked fears of a trade war by imposing tariffs, first against steel and aluminium, and later specifically Chinese goods. China has already retaliated with its own tariffs on US imports, though for now this remains a tit-for-tat exchange rather than a full-blown conflict. If protectionist sentiment prevails in the White House, can other countries maintain momentum towards trade liberalisation? Amidst the controversy stirred by the new US tariffs, March also saw the signing of the CPTPP, reviving the TPP trade deal without the participation of the US. In this context, what are the prospects for trade in the coming months?
Mr. Toh Boon Ho, Deputy Director – Trade, Enterprise Singapore
Amb. Michael Michalak, Former US Ambassador to Vietnam; and Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director, US-ASEAN Business Council
Date: Thursday, 1oth May 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 7pm (Registration begins at 5:30pm; Talk commences at 6pm)
Venue: Singapore Institute of International Affairs
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The Atrium @Orchard, International Involvement Hub,
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