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February 12th at 12:45pm CST - February 12th at 2:00pm CST

Dr. Steve Suppan on Structural Trade-off Frameworks for Negotiating with China

Freeman Center for International Economic Policy Seminar with Dr. Steve Suppan

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 12:45-2:00 p.m.

Location: Josie Robinson Johnson Community Room 180, Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Tickets are free; please register in advance. 

The current U.S. legal structure for negotiating with China is a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding, a short term, politically expedient agreement designed to exclude Congressional review. China has proposed a framework for negotiating differences on agricultural and industrial subsidies at the WTO, but the U.S. has refused to respond. This lecture proposes four frameworks for negotiating structural tradeoffs with China: 1) subsidies and State Owned Enterprises/State Assisted Enterprises; 2) climate change and trade/investment policy; 3) cross-border financial services regulation; 4) intellectual property/technology transfer in investment agreements.

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