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EVs and Green Transport and the US-South Korea Partnership

Date & Time

Dec. 15, 2022
10:00am – 11:00am ET


As auto manufacturers worldwide declare they will go electric within the next decade or two, a global race has begun to secure access to the minerals, technology, human capital, and manufacturing capacity needed to affect that transition. The US has seen a number of policy advances to prepare for the EV revolution, including the recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, alongside efforts to improve international coordination. However, significant challenges remain from securing supply chains for massive amounts of critical minerals to working with allies like South Korea, which has been excluded from the EV tax credit.

What are the prospects for bilateral cooperation at the national level, and what is the outlook for private-public cooperation in developing the green transportation industry? How much should US trade and tax legislation favor US industries over those of allies? This panel will focus on economic competitiveness and cooperation in the context of the US-ROK alliance.


Ed Gresser

Vice President and Director for Trade and Global Markets, Progressive Policy Institute; Former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Trade Policy and Economics at the Office of the United States Trade Representative

Robert Hood

Vice President of Government Affairs, Hyundai Motor Company
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Tami Overby

Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group; Former Senior Vice President, Asia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Tori Smith

Director of International Economic Policy, American Action Forum

Hosted By

Indo-Pacific Program

The Indo-Pacific Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on US interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy

The Center for Korean History and Public Policy was established in 2015 with the generous support of the Hyundai Motor Company and the Korea Foundation to provide a coherent, long-term platform for improving historical understanding of Korea and informing the public policy debate on the Korean peninsula in the United States and beyond.  Read more

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