Spiraling US-China Trade Tensions: What are the Implications for Latin America and the World?

China and the United States have engaged in a fierce, but so far rhetorical, trade battle that could affect each countries’ economy and global trade growth. With United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin set to travel to Beijing this week, the stakes could hardly be higher.

If tensions continue to rise and bilateral tariffs are implemented, the implications will be felt among both China’s and the United States’ trade partners in Latin America and across the world.  In Latin America, China is the top trade partner for Brazil, Chile, and Peru, and the United States holds top position with Mexico, Colombia, and Venezuela.

What is the most likely path forward for US-China commercial frictions?  How could a ratcheting up of tariffs impact Latin America’s largest economies? Which sectors will benefit and which will be harmed in the Americas and beyond?
Join the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security for lunch on Wednesday, May 9 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm (EDT) for insight on what to expect around the brewing US-China trade conflict.


-Registration is Required-

Lunch will be served beginning at 11:30am.

Keynote Speaker

Secretary William S. Cohen
Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce;
Chairman and CEO

The Cohen Group


Ambassador Carlos Pascual
Former US Ambassador to Mexico
Senior Vice President for Global Energy

IHS Market

Fred Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council

Gerardo Mato
Chairman, Global Banking and Markets, Americas
Board Director
Atlantic Council

Erin Ennis
Senior Vice President
U.S.-China Business Council

José Guilherme Almeida dos Rios
Executive Director for Brazil and Suriname
Inter-American Development Bank

Chris Marlin
Lennar International

Jason Marczak
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

**Additional speakers to be announced