The Atlantic Council hosts its first TPP-focused public event in Washington, DC since the successful conclusion of negotiations. US Trade Representative Michael Froman and Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the US Department of State Daniel R. Russel discuss what the Trans-Pacific Partnership means for US economic and strategic leadership and the implications for commercial opportunities in Latin America and in Asia.
Among the issues that are shaping the international agenda of the twenty-first century, the role of trade in securing the future of US leadership in the world is more important than ever. US Secretary of State John F. Kerry delivers a strong pitch for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on April 23, 2015, at the Atlantic Council headquarters.
New regional initiatives support by China, such as the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the New Development Bank (“BRICS Bank”) and the Silk Road initiative are showing strong momentum. At the same time, China is facing many economic challenges. Chinese Vice Minister of Finance Zhu Guangyao provides his perspective on China’s role in shaping the global economic order and its vision for a more prosperous Asia-Pacific region.