Rather than focusing on contemporary irritants in the U.S. - EU trade relationship, this conversation with Bernd Lange will provide a perspective on transatlantic approaches to sustainable trade. To this end, the discussion aims at identifying potential common ground on linking trade to labor and environmental standards. A host of recent changes on the European side include the newly launched “Green new deal”, plans for a carbon border adjustment mechanism, and added momentum for enhanced EU enforcement of labor and environmental commitments in free trade agreements. On the U.S. side, the USMCA has resulted in a novel approach to the trade and labor nexus while several carbon tax bills, which propose adjustments at the border, have been introduced in Congress.
moderated by Daniel S. Hamilton
Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor, Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS
Kimberly Ann Elliott
Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Global Development
Deputy Director and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law
DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute at Johns Hopkins SAIS