Navigating the Nexus of Trade Policy and National Security

Kelly Ann Shaw

Navigating the Nexus of Trade Policy and National Security

Kelly Ann Shaw

In this webcast, Kelly Ann Shaw, a partner at Hogan Lovells and former U.S. trade negotiator, shares insights on the evolving landscape of international trade policy and its intersection with national security. The conversation spans topics such as the transformation in global trade trends, challenges posed by advanced technologies, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on supply chains.

Kelly Ann emphasizes the growing importance of national security considerations, export controls, and investment restrictions in trade policy, particularly in the context of the U.S.-China relationship. She discusses the dynamic nature of U.S. trade politics, highlighting the need for a balanced approach that considers economic impact, national security, and values-based assessments. The conversation also touches upon the challenges of securing raw materials and rare earth minerals and concludes with insights into the anticipated challenges in the next decade, including regionalization trends and uncertainties in the U.S.-China relationship.

The interview sheds light on the complexities of navigating international trade policies, providing valuable perspectives for business leaders as they navigate the intricate intersection of trade policy and national security. Shaw's experiences as a lead negotiator and her expertise in the field offer a nuanced understanding of the current landscape and potential future challenges in the realm of global trade.