Biden Administration Trade Policy

US lawmakers, private sector leaders, and others have been rattled by changes in the direction of US trade policy under the Biden administration including a reluctance to expand market access or reduce tariff and non-tariff barriers to trade. Many experts have criticized this lack of a forward-leaning trade agenda. AmCham members are invited to participate in a virtual  discussion on the evening of May 15 with two top trade experts to review US trade policy and what we can expect for the remainder of this year.

Guest Speakers

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Wendy Cutler

VP & Managing Director, Asia Society Policy Institute

Wendy Cutler is Vice President at the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) and managing director of the Washington office. She focuses on leading initiatives that address challenges related to trade, investment, and innovation, as well as women’s empowerment in Asia. She joined ASPI following an illustrious career of nearly three decades as a diplomat and negotiator in the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR), serving as Acting Deputy US Trade Representative. She worked on a range of bilateral, regional, and multilateral trade negotiations and initiatives, including the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, US-China negotiations, and the WTO Financial Services negotiations. She has published a series of ASPI papers on the Asian trade landscape and serves as a regular media commentator on trade and investment developments in Asia and the world.

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Deborah Elms

Trade Policy Head, Hinrich Foundation

Dr. Deborah Elms is Head of Trade Policy at the Hinrich Foundation in Singapore. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was the Executive Director and Founder of the Asian Trade Centre. She was also President of the Asia Business Trade Association. Dr. Elms serves on the board of the Trade and Investment Negotiation Adviser at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific. She was on the International Advisory Council for APCO and was a member of the International Technical Advisory Committee of the Global Trade Professionals Alliance. She was also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Trade and Investment Council for 2018-2020. Deborah was also previously head of the Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade & Negotiations (TFCTN) and Senior fellow of International Political Economy at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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