China, Trade, and Industrialization in the Americas

Keynote Address:
Fred Hochberg
Export-Import Bank of the United States

Manuel Molano
Economist and Adjunct General Director
Mexican Institute for Competitiveness
Atlantic Council

Fred Ni
Vice President and General Manager for Automobile Business in Latin America
BYD America

Robert Atkinson
President and Founder
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)
Former Member
National Innovation and Competitiveness Strategy Advisory Board

Cliff Waldman
Director of Economic Studies
Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation

Introduced by:

Peter Schechter
Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council 

Moderated by:

Andrea Murta
Deputy Director 
Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council

Two weeks before the WTO (World Trade Organization) grants China market economy status, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center discusses the impact of the Asian giant’s trade practices in industries across the Americas. The event marks the launch in the United States of our groundbreaking report: Industrial Development in Latin America: What is China’s Role? 

Our report analyzes the effects of Chinese exports on Latin American deindustrialization. It concludes that if regional governments grant recognition of China as a market economy, the state of regional industry will worsen and countries will have diminished capacity to use trade defense measures such as anti-dumping duties.

The United States knows these challenges well, and from its experience we can draw important parallels to its neighbors in the South. Please join the Atlantic Council for a conversation with a panel of experts to discuss the impact of China’s global rise to industrial development in the Americas on November 15 at 9am. 

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1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record. 

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