The United States has played a leading role in setting global trade rules for nearly 75 years. Yet two decades into the twenty-first century, it is clear that momentum for the global rules-based trading system is faltering, in part due to wavering U.S. trade leadership. As a response, the CSIS Trade Commission on Affirming American Leadership released a report on revitalizing U.S. trade leadership for the twenty-first century. The commission recommends action in three areas: the establishment of a new trade Compact to address twenty-first-century trade issues, a pragmatic WTO reform agenda, and a review of the domestic U.S. trade toolbox. Action in these three areas provides the foundation for an ambitious trade agenda that will position the United States to remain a leader in shaping the global rules-based trading system.
We are honored to have Senator William E. Brock, Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, and Mr. William Alan Reinsch join us to discuss the newly released report. This discussion will be moderated by Scott Miller, Senior Adviser with the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. We hope you will be able to join us for what is sure to be an engaging and informative discussion.
This event was made possible through the generous support of the CSIS Strategic Initiatives Fund, as well as individual contributions from Frederick W. Smith, Gary J. Baumgartner, and W. James McNerney.