US Trade Policy Update
US President Donald Trump trumpeted the US economy at the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos. Ambassador Rufus Yerxa, former senior US trade official, now President of the National Foreign Trade Council, and William Reinsch, senior trade advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, discuss the pros and cons of the latest trade deals negotiated by the Trump administration, including a partial agreement with China and the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) with host Carol Castiel.
Join host Carol Castiel each week as she and two advocates from the world of politics, culture, public policy, or academia debate and discuss a critical issue in the news. This program brings depth, perspective, and insight to the world around us. Issues that affect our lives and global stability are debated and discussed in a free-wheeling, unscripted discussion of fact and opinion.
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About Your Host
Carol Castiel moderates and produces not only Encounter but Press Conference USA as well. She also oversees the production of Issues in the News, VOA’s roundup of the week’s top stories by distinguished Washington journalists.
Before joining the Voice of America, Carol was a consultant/freelance journalist specializing in the promotion of trade and investment between the United States and Africa. She was also a contributing editor to the London-based West Africa Magazine. Carol is fluent in Portuguese, French, and Spanish. She holds an M.A. degree in International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh.
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