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After three years, what have been the key impacts of the trade war between the United States and China, and how is the economic relationship likely to develop in the near future?

The Phase One trade deal signed in January 2020 called a ceasefire, but the coronavirus pandemic has scrambled global priorities since then. The truce still leaves in place the U.S. tariffs on some $350 billion in Chinese goods. As the Biden administration is conducting a review of the U.S.-China trade policy ahead of the expiry of the Phase One deal at the end of this year, what Biden will do with the tariffs on Chinese imports remains to be seen.

The virtual meeting between Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai in May marked the first formal engagement between the two countries since Biden took office. While challenges remain, both sides view the development of bilateral trade as very important.

Oxford Economics and the U.S.-China Business Council have conducted research into the economic impact of the trade war and possible alternative paths for the relationship. Join our webinar to hear Alex Mackle, Senior Economist at Oxford Economics, discuss the importance of strengthening trade and investment ties between the world's two biggest economies, as well as the implications of their shifting policies on trade and investment.

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Alex Mackle is a Lead Economist at Oxford Economics in the US Macro Consulting team based in New York. Alex focuses on scenarios and stress testing as well as other projects linked to macroeconomic modelling. Prior to joining the US Macro Consulting team in 2017, Alex worked in the Scenarios team in London, contributing to the Global Scenario Service and various stress testing exercises. He has also worked on several other modelling projects, including building a macroeconomic model for the Central Bank of Oman.

Before joining Oxford Economics, Alex worked at Moody’s Analytics as a modelling analyst. He holds an MSc in Economics from The University of Edinburgh and a BA in Economics from the University of Stirling.

Oxford Economics was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic forecasting and modelling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad. It provides reports, forecasts, and analytical tools on more than 200 countries, 250 industrial sectors, and 7,000 cities and regions. Headquartered in Oxford, England, with regional centres in London, New York, and Singapore, Oxford Economics has offices across the globe.

Language English
Date and Time 2021/07/22 09:00 to 10:00
Venue This seminar will take place online
Media Closed to media
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