President Trump famously called the North American Free Trade Agreement “the worst trade deal ever made.” Bygones. The need to debate that claim has been mooted by the fact that NAFTA’s likely successor—the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement—now holds that distinction.
Featuring the author Weihuan Zhou, Senior lecturer and member of the Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law Centre, University of New South Wales; with comments by James Bacchus, Former WTO Appellate Body Jurist and former U.S. Congressman; Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; moderated by Simon Lester, Associate Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
Questions have been raised in Congress about the inability of some Americans to consume U.S. liquefied natural gas. Answers recently provided by the Jones Act lobby, however, were an exercise in misdirection.
Are the current terms of China's WTO participation "fair"? What changes, if any, need to be made? Are there WTO rules that can be used to bring cases against China, but have been overlooked? What is the best way for the U.S. government to address China's state intervention in its economy? How do the efforts of past administrations compare to those of the Trump administration? What should the next administration do?