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The US economy’s reliance on trade may not be as large as in other developed economies, but that doesn’t diminish the importance of global trade for growth and employment. The appreciation of the US dollar makes it even more necessary to keep trade barriers low. However, preliminary signs show the new trade agreements to be much further reaching than originally anticipated. Which businesses could gain? What are the pros and cons? Join us for an interactive discussion and bring your questions on how the agreements may affect your business.

Earn 1 CPE credit in the Economics field of study

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Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based
Program Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Bachelor’s degree or higher-level education
Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation required


Gad Levanon, PhD

Gad Levanon, PhD
Vice President, Labor Markets
The Conference Board

Gad Levanon is Vice President, Labor Markets for The Conference Board, where he oversees the labor market, US forecasting, and Help Wanted OnLine© programs. His research focuses on trends in US and global labor markets, the US economy, and forecasting using economic ind...Full Bio

Susan C. Schwab

Susan C. Schwab
Former United States Trade Representative
Strategic Advisor
Mayer Brown LLP

Susan C. Schwab is a professor at the University of Maryland, and a strategic advisor to the law firm of Mayer Brown, LLP. Prior to her current positions, Ambassador Schwab served as United States Trade Representative (USTR) from 2006-09, and as Deputy USTR from 2005-06. Her career has spann...Full Bio

Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark (Host)
Senior Advisor
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is a Senior Advisor of the Economy, Strategy and Finance (ESF) Center at The Conference Board. From 2008 until September 2020 he was Chief Economist and Head ...Full Bio

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