US President Joe Biden speaks on climate change and job creation before signing executive orders in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 27. Photo: AFP US President Joe Biden speaks on climate change and job creation before signing executive orders in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 27. Photo: AFP
US President Joe Biden speaks on climate change and job creation before signing executive orders in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 27. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Why Biden’s Buy American plan is a bad Trumpian idea in new protectionist clothes

  • The Buy American initiative may be less ill-judged than the tariff war, but in barring foreign firms from US government procurement contracts, it will cost American consumers – and taxpayers – dearly and may prompt foreign retaliation

US President Joe Biden speaks on climate change and job creation before signing executive orders in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 27. Photo: AFP US President Joe Biden speaks on climate change and job creation before signing executive orders in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 27. Photo: AFP
US President Joe Biden speaks on climate change and job creation before signing executive orders in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 27. Photo: AFP
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.