This week in TRADEinACTION… European Commission announces new proposal on Digital Single Market while President Obama gets ready to pass the baton on January 20.
Donald Trump: A Bull in a China Shop?
Speech: USTR Michael Froman On Obama Administration’s Trade Accomplishments, Office of the United States Trade Representative.
USTR Cabinet Exit Memo: Trade, Growth, and Jobs in the Obama Administration, Office of the USTR
Exit Memo: “A Record of Past Progress and a Roadmap for the Future” US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, US Department of Commerce
Interview: USTR Michael Froman on China, WTO, TPP, and UK-US Trade Relations, Bloomberg Markets
Podcast Commentary: Trump and Trade: The Protectionist Triumvirate, Daniel J. Ikenson, Daniel J. Mitchell, and Caleb O. Brown, Cato Institute
Commentary: UK ‘first in line’ for US trade deal, Esther King, Politico
Investment Plan for Europe: EUR 360 million for Italian SMEs; European Commission
Opinion: Global trade is the path to security and prosperity, Heraldo Munoz, Miami Herald
TWEET/FACTOID OF THE WEEK
Did you know…?
Opinion: Globalization Has Done A Lot Of Great Things For Americans, Panos Mourdoukoutas, Forbes
Report: Global Risks Report 2017, World Economic Forum
Opinion: We Can’t Undo Globalization, but We Can Improve It, Gary Pinkus, James Manyika, and Sree Ramaswamy, Harvard Business Review
News Coverage: Mark Zuckerberg to Study the Impact of Globalisation with US Tour, Hannah Kuchler, Financial Times
WHAT WE ARE READING
Opinion: If Trump really Knows the Art of the Deal, He’ll Embrace Free Trade, Robert B. Zoellick, Washington Post
Report: Data Flows A Fifth Freedom for the Internal Market? National Board of Trade Sweden
Update: EU Commission Updates Digital Single Market Proposal, European Commission
Opinion: Brace Yourself, Europe: Politics is Back, Matthew Karnitschnig, Politico
January 17-20 World Econmic Annual Forum in Davos, Switzerland
January 18: Confirmation Hearing for President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for Commerce Secretary, Mr. Wilbur Ross
January 20: Inauguration Day- New US President is sworn in
January 18: Book Launch: Europe’s Growth Challenge; hosted by the Atlantic Council, Washington DC
January 24: The Future of EU Trade Policy; Brussels; hosted by Bruegel
January 25: Too Big to Fail? The Power of Transparency in Preventing Future Financial Crises; Washington DC; hosted by the Atlantic Council
January 26: European Growth and the Next Chapter in US-EU Relations; Washington DC; hosted by the Atlantic Council
January 27: Financing America’s Economic Growth Regional Event Series – Chicago; hosted by the US Chamber of Commerce
Your Newsletter Team:
Marie Kasperek, Assistant Director, Global Business & Economics, Atlantic Council
John Butler, Program Intern