Testimony of Dr. Todd N. Tucker Before Hearing by the Office of the US Trade Representative on Supply Chain Resilience

May 3, 2024

Below is an excerpt from Todd N. Tucker’s comments before the US Trade Representative on May 2, 2024.

My name is Dr. Todd N. Tucker. I am a political scientist and director of Industrial Policy and Trade for the Roosevelt Institute, the nonprofit research organization and partner of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum. I have researched and published extensively on global governance, investment law, sectoral strategies for decarbonization, and other topics related to today’s hearing.

I applaud the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) for exploring how trade and investment policy may be designed to promote supply chain resilience in the face of supply shocks and a changing economic and climate landscape. There are a few overarching challenges for this important work ahead, which I discuss briefly, with references to further reading by scholars at Roosevelt Institute and elsewhere.

  • Challenge 1: Balancing competing objectives
  • Challenge 2: Addressing positive externalities
  • Challenge 3: Ensuring economic development and resilience