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

Dr. Steve Suppan
February 12, 2020 - 12:45 pm CST
- 2:00 pm
Dr. Josie Robinson Johnson Community Room (Room 180)
This Freeman Global Policy Seminar features Dr. Steve Suppan from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

A Freeman Global Policy Seminar with Dr. Steve Suppan from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

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.