Invitation Only Research Event
Chatham House | 10 St James's Square | London | SW1Y 4LE
Lourdes Catrain, Partner, International Trade Practice, Hogan Lovells
Chair: Simon Fraser, Deputy Chairman, Chatham House; Managing Partner, Flint Global
In the past year, America’s use of tariffs and sanctions as an economic and political tool has rattled the transatlantic trade, investment and diplomatic relationship. US tariffs imposed on steel and aluminium and the threat of tariffs on cars and automobiles have prompted condemnation and retaliatory action by the EU. America’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the re-imposition of sanctions against Iran have drawn domestic and international criticism.
With these recent developments exposing rifts in the transatlantic relationship, Lourdes Catrain will discuss what America’s implementation of tariffs and economic sanctions has meant for the EU economically and politically. She will examine the effect of Europe’s attempts to defy US tariffs and the extraterritorial effect of US economic sanctions and how far the EU is able to play this role in international economic affairs.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.