The most recent round of proposed tariffs on imports from China affects $200 billion of goods, impacting the housewares industry for both finished product and raw materials. This session will address the current state of tariffs and U.S. trade policy with China, and discuss how the housewares supply chain can weather this volatile regulatory environment. John will also address NAFTA negotiations as well as present information on trends in international trade in the real world.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
|John G. Murphy
Senior Vice President, International Policy
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
John G. Murphy directs the U.S. Chamber’s advocacy relating to international trade and investment policy. Since joining the Chamber in 1999, Murphy has led successful campaigns to win congressional passage of trade agreements with a dozen nations, including Colombia, Panama and South Korea in 2011, as well as Trade Promotion Authority in 2015. He also plays a key role in the Chamber’s advocacy for international business priorities before Congress, the administration, foreign governments, and the World Trade Organization.
From 2001 to 2008, Murphy served as the Chamber’s vice president for Western Hemisphere affairs and as executive vice president of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA). In 2008, he received AACCLA’s Eagle of the Americas award, which is given annually to the individual who has “done the most to advance our mission of increased trade and investment between the United States and Latin America.” Murphy serves on the boards of the Global Business Dialogue, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and the Washington International Trade Foundation.
CHESS—Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession—is IHA’s annual senior-level conference for industry leaders. This strategic education and networking event of the year allows attendees to access high-profile industry experts directly and share information and ideas with other housewares and home goods decision-makers. Held every fall, CHESS attracts more than 150 chief officers of IHA’s most prominent member companies. The program includes Keynotes, panel discussions, general sessions and networking opportunities—the most valuable part of the 2-day event according to past participants.