USCIB Vice President for Investment Policy Shaun Donnelly was the closing keynote speaker at the American Committees on Foreign Relations (ACFR) 22nd annual conference in Washington, April 28. The overall conference theme this year was “Commerce, Investment and Trade: American Prosperity in an Uncertain World.”
Donnelly’s remarks focused on the trade and investment policy opportunities and challenges confronting the new Administration. In a lively question and answer session, Donnelly offered perspectives on issues from NAFTA renegotiation, trade deficits, competition from China to promoting American innovation. ACFR is an association of local foreign policy programming and discussion groups in thirteen major cities around the country.
“It’s encouraging to see a mainline foreign policy group such as ACFR focusing increasingly on economic, trade, and competitiveness,” said Donnelly. “As former Secretary of State John Kerry always said, economic policy is foreign policy and foreign policy is economic policy.”