Wendy Cutler on U.S.-Japan Trade Relations
Wendy Cutler on Chatham House Podcast
On February 13, Asia Society Vice President Wendy Cutler joined former Editor-in-Chief of The Economist Bill Emmott and Chatham House Senior Research Fellow John Nilsson-Wright for a Chatham House Podcast on the challenges of a new international economic order and the de-liberalization of international trade.
Cutler advised on President Trump's aggressive bilateral trade tactics and how it is affecting the U.S.-Japan trade relationship. She noted that Trump has held a long-standing public view that the U.S.-Japan trade relationship has been and still is unbalanced, and, therefore, came into office with the mandate to rebalance the trade relationship [among others]. Cutler advised that short-term effects of Trump's bilateral trade actions may have produced some important results, but those successes may also lead to long-term implications. She said that U.S. trading partners are increasingly focusing their efforts on diversifying their trading partners to rely less on the United States and U.S. markets in the future.