The Trump Administration’s trade policy reminds many of America’s trade policy during the 1980s: a focus on the size of bilateral trade imbalances, the preference for unilateral and bilateral rather than multilateral trade arrangements, and a receptivity to trade-restrictive rather than trade-expansive solutions. 

At this luncheon, Glen S. Fukushima, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, will speak about the prospects for US trade policy based on his 30 years of experience in government and business. We hope you can join us.

Glen S. Fukushima was Deputy Assistant USTR for Japan and China at the Office of the United States Trade Representative in the late 1980s, when Robert Lighthizer, the current USTR, served as a Deputy USTR, and has observed closely the evolution of US trade policy from the 1980s through the 1990s and 2000s, when he was based in Asia as a senior business executive. Since returning to Washington, DC in 2012, he has written extensively on US-East Asian relations and served on Hillary Clinton’s Asia Policy Working Group.