On June 12, Doug Bergner and Ian Graig of Global Policy Group spoke to Keidanren (the Japan Business Federation) in Tokyo, discussing key trade, business, and security issues and the outlook for U.S.-Japan relations with executives from Keidanren member-companies.
Doug Bergner and Ian Graig of Global Policy Group discussed the U.S. policy outlook and key aspects of the U.S. policy process during a seminar on June 14 at Tama University's Center for Rule-Making Strategies in Tokyo.
Ian Graig of Global Policy Group spoke to AutomotiveWorld about the contentious G-7 summit in Canada, rising tensions between the U.S. and its allies, and the implications for global trade and the automotive industry.
"Surging trade tensions threaten global supply chain network," AutomotiveWorld, June 12, 2018
Doug Bergner and Ian Graig of Global Policy Group offered an overview of the U.S. policy process to the Michigan Minority Procurement Conference in Detroit on May 9, 2018. The seminar was designed to help MMPC executives better understand the U.S. policy process and how federal government policies can affect their businesses.
In a brief comment piece in AutomotiveWorld, Ian Graig of Global Policy Group highlights some key pending public policy questions that could have a significant impact the pace at which vehicle electrification, hybridization, and broader e-mobility advances in the U.S. market.
"How U.S. public policy can shape vehicle powertrain strategy," AutomotiveWorld, March 15, 2018
In a new article in AutomotiveWorld Monthly, Ian Graig of Global Policy Group examines the first year of the Trump administration and its impact on the automotive industry. The article also looks at the outlook for the year ahead, which could be even more interesting for many issues of vital importance to the industry.
"A year unlike any other: Trump Year One and the auto industry," AutomotiveWorld Monthly, March 2018
Ian Graig of Global Policy Group spoke recently with AutomotiveWorld about key legislative and regulatory challenges associated with the development of autonomous vehicles. The interview appears in an AutomotiveWorld special report, Auto industry edges closer to autonomy.
"New administration, new hands-off approach to AVs?," AutomotiveWorld special report, February 12, 2018
Ian Graig of Global Policy Group spoke recently with Japan's Nikkei newspapers about President Trump's first State of the Union Address to a joint session of Congress, and his comments appeared in the February 1 morning edition of the Nikkei Shimbun (in Japanese).
On November 9, Doug Bergner and Ian Graig of Global Policy Group spoke to the Task Force on U.S. Relations of Keidanren (the Japan Business Federation) in Tokyo, discussing key trade, business, and security issues and the outlook for U.S.-Japan relations following President Trump's recent visit to Japan.
In a new comment for AutomotiveWorld, Ian Graig of Global Policy Group offers his views on how firms in the manufacturing and automotive industries will stay engaged in Washington even after the disbanding of two of President Trump's business advisory councils.
"Business to remain engaged, even without Trump's Advisory Councils" AutomotiveWorld Monthly, September 2017
On May 25, Doug Bergner and Ian Graig of Global Policy Group addressed a seminar on “U.S. Climate and Energy Policy in the Trump Administration” that was sponsored by the Mizuho Information and Research Institute in Tokyo. The seminar examined the implications of the Trump presidency for U.S. climate and environmental policy and for U.S. energy production using fossil fuels and renewable sources.
On May 24, Doug Bergner and Ian Graig of Global Policy Group spoke on “The Trump Administration and U.S. Trade Policy” to a group of business executives hosted by the Japan Machinery Center (JMC) for Trade and Investment. The well-attended session was held at JMC's Tokyo headquarters.
Ian Graig of Global Policy Group participated in a panel on "Autonomous cars: the next ten years" as part of the recent Autonomous Car Detroit 2017 conference. Graig spoke about the regulatory and policy challenges raised by the emergence of autonomous vehicle technologies. The conference, which featured speakers from industry, government, and academia, was held at the Henry Hotel in Dearborn. Graig also published a comment piece in AutomotiveWorld in conjunction with the conference.
"New administration, new approach to self-driving vehicles?" AutomotiveWorld, March 15, 2017
Douglas Bergner of Global Policy Group recently addressed members of the West Sweden Chamber of Commerce (Västsvenska Handelskammaren) in Göteborg, speaking to a roundtable of senior executives entitled “What consequences does the new U.S. administration have to the businesses in West Sweden?” The roundtable explored the implications of the Trump administration for U.S. energy, climate, environmental, trade, and other issues of interest to international business.
Ian Graig of Global Policy Group spoke recently with Japan's Nikkei newspapers about the Trump administration. In late January, he discussed the Trump Cabinet and the early days of the administration, and his comments appeared in the January 22 edition of Nikkei Veritas and the January 24 evening edition of the Nikkei newspaper (both in Japanese). In late February, he discussed President Trump's address to a joint session of Congress, and his comments appeared (again in Japanese) in the March 2 edition of the Nikkei newspaper (http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGKKZO13562420S7A300C1EA2000/).
In a new article in AutomotiveWorld, Ian Graig of Global Policy Group offers his views on the implications of the Trump administration and its legislative and regulatory agenda for the motor vehicle industry. The article explores such issues as taxes, international trade, and automotive emissions and safety regulations.
"It’s complicated: Trump and the auto industry," AutomotiveWorld, February 6, 2017
We have added two new resources to the Global Policy Group website to help you keep track of the rapidly evolving situation in Washington: a Policy Calendar page that provides an overview of upcoming U.S. economic, legislative, and political events, and a Trump Administration page that provides for an overview of the Trump Cabinet, other senior administration officials, and top White House staff.
On November 18, Doug Bergner and Ian Graig of Global Policy Group addressed a seminar on “The Outlook of the Next U.S. Administration and the Future U.S.-Japan Relationship” hosted by Keidanren (the Japan Business Federation) and the 21st Century Public Policy Institute. The seminar, which took place at Keidanren Kaikan in Tokyo, also featured Japanese experts on American politics from Sophia University, the University of Tokyo, and Chuo University. An article on the seminar was featured in the November 18 issue of Keidanren Times.
During a recent visit to Tokyo, Doug Bergner and Ian Graig of Global Policy Group were interviewed for Tsusho Koho, the daily news service of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). In the interview, which appeared online on November 24, 2014, Bergner and Graig commented on the results of the U.S. presidential and Congressional elections and their implications for U.S.-Japan relations and for trade, investment, energy, and climate change policy (トランプ氏、「就任日に TPP 離脱意思を通知」-2016 年米国大統領選挙の見方- (米国))
The most recent issue of Automotive Megatrends Magazine contains an article by Global Policy Group's Ian Graig on the complex question of ensuring the safety of self-driving vehicles using a regulatory system that is based on the quaint idea of having a human being as a driver. Addressing this question, which is essential to ensuring the effectiveness of federal safety regulations in an era of increasingly autonomous vehicle technology, will be particularly complex here in the U.S., where automakers themselves certify that their vehicles are in compliance with federal safety rules.
"Defining moment as regulators question 'driver' of self-driving car," Automotive Megatrends Magazine, Q3 2016