Mr. Biden has signaled he’ll be more willing than his predecessor to work with U.S. allies on trade issues, saying he wants to build consensus with other nations over how to approach China.

He is also unlikely to use threats of tariffs on car imports in trade negotiations, an approach Mr. Trump used with Europe and Japan, said Jennifer Safavian, chief executive of Autos Drive America, a trade group representing foreign-based car companies. “I don’t think he views autos and auto parts as a national-security threat,” Ms. Safavian said.

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