In the News by Clete R. WillemsDec 2, 2021
Willems submitted a testimony for House Ways and Means Committee hearing on supporting US workers, businesses, and the environment in face of unfair Chinese trade practices
In the News by Clete R. Willems
Watch the full hearing here
EconoGraphics by Julia Friedlander, Clete R. WillemsNov 2, 2021
Goodbye for now, 232: Breaking down the G20 US-EU agreement on steel and aluminum
EconoGraphics by Julia Friedlander, Clete R. Willems
During the G20 summit the US and EU announced an agreement over steel and aluminum tariffs. Julia Friedlander and Non-resident senior fellow Clete Williams react to its implications.
Clete R. Willems is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s GeoEconomics Center. Mr. Willems is a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where he advises multinational companies, investors, and trade associations on international economic law and policy matters. Until April 2019, Mr. Willems was Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economics and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council. In this role, he was a key negotiator with foreign governments, including China and the European Union, and the President’s lead negotiator at the G-7, G-20, and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum. Prior to joining the White House, Mr. Willems was a trade negotiator and WTO litigator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). He also worked as Legislative Director for Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI).
Mr. Willems graduated from the University of Notre Dame (BA) and Georgetown University Law Center (JD).