Nota Bene Episode 100: The New World Trade Order with Scott Maberry


We are celebrating our 100th episode of the Nota Bene podcast by welcoming back our very first guest on the show, Scott Maberry, to examine the shifts over the past three years away from the world economic order that has existed since the end of World War II, with an emphasis on current U.S.-China relations.

Scott Maberry is an International Trade partner in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Scott counsels clients and litigates disputes in the areas of export controls, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-terrorism, economic sanctions, anti-boycott controls, anti-money laundering (AML), the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), trade remedies including antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) matters, and Customs. 

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What We Discussed in This Episode:

  • How has the U.S. global strategy shifted over the past three years away from the the world trade order that the U.S. established in the 70 years since World War II?
  • What are the latest updates on U.S.-China relations?
  • What changes does President Trump’s national security strategy present to world trade?
  • Is China’s economic rise a threat to U.S. hegemony? Why or why not?
  • How is the semiconductor manufacturing industry an indication of China’s strategic economic moves?
  • How has China’s role in the new World Trade Order changed over the Trump era?
  • Did the U.S. “win” or “lose” the trade battle with China?
  • How is the trade war with China creating a loss for both sides?
  • Can America continue to lead the world in any area as a divided nation? How will its divisions impacts its role in world trade and economy going forward?
  • How does social media impact people’s understanding of changes in the world economy?
  • How interdependent is China?

Resources Mentioned:

The Social Dilemma documentary on Netflix

AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order by Kai-Fu Lee


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