When he assumes the presidency in January, Joe Biden will have to contend with a global economy that is fundamentally different than the one he left when his second vice-presidential term ended in 2017. While Biden was away from the White House, President Trump withdrew the US from the TPP agreement and instigated a trade war with China that has redefined huge swaths of the global economy. AmCham members are anxious to know if Biden will reverse course on all of Trump’s big trade moves or if we can expect a similar “America First” trade policy. How tough will President Biden be on China – and on Vietnam? What happens to the current trade investigation on Vietnam when the Biden Administration takes over next year? AmCham members are invited to participate in a virtual meeting with trade policy expert Drew Quinn on December 9.
Drew Quinn serves as Director of Trade and Development Policy at General Electric. He previously served in a number of trade related roles in the Obama Administration including as the US Deputy Chief Negotiator of the Trans‐Pacific Partnership (TPP) when he was at the Office of the US Trade Represenative (USTR). Drew also served on the National Security Council as Director for Asian Economic Affairs and he was a member of the Senior Foreign Service, serving at a number of United States embassies in Asia.
When President Trump took office, Drew served as Special Assistant to the President for International Trade on the National Economic Council, but that assignment was short-lived as Steve Bannon, Peter Navarro, and other members of Team Trump decided that his “normal” views on trade and international policy didn’t fit the ideology that got Trump elected in 2016. Oops!
Drew enjoys his current role at GE and closely follows US-Vietnam trade issues. He earned a B.A. from Dartmouth College.
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