Shipbuilding – The Next US-China Trade Battle?

Shipbuilding – The Next US-China Trade Battle?

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On April 17, the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) initiated an investigation under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 into certain “acts, policies, and practices of the People’s Republic of China targeting the maritime, logistics, and shipbuilding sectors for dominance.” Section 301 is a provision of US trade law that authorizes USTR to investigate and remedy unfair foreign practices that burden or restrict US commerce.

David Ross, partner and chair of the firm’s International Trade, Investment and Market Access Practice, participated in a webinar organized by the Washington International Trade Association and the Asia Society Policy Institute on Wednesday, April 24. The panel looked at trends in the Chinese shipbuilding and logistics industries, past efforts to incentivize American shipbuilding, and what role trade remedies can play to help revitalize this US industry. The webinar is available to view on demand here

David was joined by the following featured speakers:

Elizabeth Drake, International Trade Attorney and Partner, Schagrin Associates; currently serving as counsel to United Steelworkers and other interested parties in the recently filed Section 301 petition 

Colin Grabow, Research Fellow, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; author of Sorry Unions, China Isn’t Responsible for US Shipbuilding Woes | Cato at Liberty Blog

Captain Jonathan Kaskin, US Navy (Ret.); Chair, Merchant Marine Affairs Committee, Navy League of the United States; Senior Fellow, the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA); Marine Board Member, National Academy of Sciences

Rear Admiral Michael McDevitt, US Navy (Ret.); Senior Fellow, CNA Strategic Studies; former Director and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia, Office of Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense; author of China as a Twenty-First Century Naval Power

Moderator Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Society Policy Institute Washington DC office; former Acting Deputy United States Trade Representative

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