Globalization: Multinationals and role of the private sector in trade negotiations

Join this special session of the Trade and Finance Module to hear from Charles Uthus, the Vice President for International Policy for the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC). AAPC represents the common public policy interests of its member companies – FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors Company.

Mr. Uthus will focus is remarks on the role of multinational corporations in trade negotiations and risk factors to the private sector in international trade, including monetary policies & international financial markets, currency manipulation, and political instability - including the recent Brexit vote.


Mr. Charles Uthus is the Vice President for International Policy, and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC).  The AAPC- whose members are FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Company- was established in October 2009 to identify and advance the common interests of the three American automakers.

Today, as Vice President in charge of international, economic, trade and investment issues at AAPC, Mr. Uthus oversees the organization’s international policy portfolio, which includes developing industry positions on key economic, trade and investment policies, maintaining close relations with international policy making agencies, collecting and disseminating auto industry and trade and economic data, as well as managing international policy advocacy efforts on behalf of its members.     

Mr. Uthus entered government service in 1987, where he worked for the Bureau of Economic Analysis at the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC).  In 1990, Mr. Uthus began a 25-year career working on international trade and investment in the automotive sector, starting as an International Economist in the Office of Automotive Affairs at the USDOC.  In 1997, he was appointed to support the Presidential Commission on U.S.-Pacific Trade and Investment Policy at the United States Trade Representative.

In 1998, Mr. Uthus moved on to the private sector where he worked on international policy issues on behalf of the American Automotive Manufacturers Association (AAMA).  The following year, he was asked by the three American automakers to establish the Automotive Trade Policy Council (ATPC), an organization devoted exclusively to promoting the interests of the three companies on international trade/investment and economic matters.  In 2009, ATPC became the American Automotive Policy Council (AAPC), where Mr. Uthus continued to lead the international policy agenda of America’s automakers.

Mr. Uthus is a graduate of the University of Maryland in economics and political science.  He resides in Annapolis Maryland with his wife.  Both his children are college-age students. 


June 30, 2016 at 6:30pm - 8pm
International Student House
1825 R St NW
Washington , DC 20009
United States
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