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Nota Bene Episode 158: The U.S.-China Trade War: How It Started and Where It’s Headed with Reid Whitten [PODCAST]

In this episode, Reid Whitten, Managing Partner of Sheppard Mullin's London office and a frequent Nota Bene guest, joins host Scott Maberry to discuss the U.S. China-trade war, including its origins, where the conflict could be headed in the future, and the potential implications for trading partners, multinationals, and individuals.

What We Discussed in this Episode:

  • What are the origins of the U.S.-China trade war?

  • What were some of the seeds planted in the 1980s and 1990s?

  • How did the U.S. approach to China change in 2018 and what were the results?

  • What is the Foreign Direct Product Rule? What makes the rule so new and different?

  • How is the U.S. attempting to bolster technological advances at home?

  • What countermeasures might China take?

  • Why haven’t any of those countermeasures been implemented?

  • Are we headed for worldwide fragmentation of the post-WWII global economic order?

  • What happens with Europe and other big trading partners in light of the U.S.-China trade war?

  • What do you mean by "technological containment?"

  • What would a policy of technical containment mean for the future?

  • Who's impacted by all of this? What should they do?

    Copyright © 2023, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.National Law Review, Volume XIII, Number 31

    About this Author

    J. Scott Maberry, Lawyer, Sheppard Mullin, International Trade, Trade Practice

    Mr. Maberry is an International Trade partner in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

    Areas of Practice

    Mr. Maberry's expertise includes counseling and litigation in export controls, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-terrorism, economic sanctions, anti-boycott controls, and Customs.  He also represents clients in negotiations and dispute resolution under the World Trade Organization (WTO), North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and other multilateral and...

    Reid Whitten, partner, Sheppard Mullin Law Firm

    Reid Whitten works with clients around the world to plan, prepare, and succeed in global business transactions.

    In the areas of U.S. and international sanctions, export and defense export controls, and anti-corruption regulations, he supports clients in detecting and deterring potential compliance issues as well as conducting and defending investigations and enforcements. Mr. Whitten also advises on anti-dumping, anti-money laundering, and anti-boycott regulations.

    Mr. Whitten is a thought leader on cross-border business regulations. He teaches a seminar on The Law of...