Global Initiatives Council

Date: February 13, 2019Time: 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Location:  Show map L.A. Area Chamber
350 S Bixel St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Contact: Jasmin Sakai-GonzalezPhone: 2135807569Email:


Join the Global Initiatives Council for an in-depth forecast for U.S. trade policy under the Trump administration in 2019. 
Forecast for U.S. Trade Policy in 2019: Tariffs, Negotiations and Trump
Wednesday, Feb. 13
9 a.m. Registration
9:30 - 11 a.m. Program
L.A. Area Chamber
350 S. Bixel St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
The outlook for global growth in 2019 remains uncertain due to looming concerns in trade issues and shifting U.S. trade policies under the Trump administration.
Please join the Global Initiatives Council to hear from John G. Murphy, senior vice president for international policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as he sheds light on how U.S. trade policies may shift in 2019 and affect the economic outlook of the United States and the rest of the world. The discussion will include:
  • What is the outlook for the U.S.-China tariff war?
  • Would the new "deal" with Beijing de-escalate tensions and address U.S. concerns about intellectual property theft and other issues?
  • Can the new NAFTA -- the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement -- win the approval of the new, divided Congress? 
  • How will tariffs on steel and aluminum, and possible autos and auto parts, play out for the U.S. economy?
The Global Initiatives Council will also welcome 2019 Chair Steven Nissen, senior vice president, legal & government affairs, NBCUniversal. 
The Global Initiatives Council works to create employment opportunities throughout Southern California by increasing exports, imports and foreign investment for companies of all sizes, and for the communities in which they conduct business.

Special Guest:
John G. Murphy
Senior Vice President for International Policy
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
John G. Murphy directs the U.S. Chamber's advocacy relating to international trade and investment policy. Since joining the Chamber in 1999, Murphy has led its successful campaigns to win congressional passage of trade agreements with a dozen nations, including Colombia, Panama and South Korea in 2011, as well as Trade Promotion Authority in 2015. He currently serves on the boards of the Global Business Dialogue, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and the Washington International Trade Foundation.
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