Past Event

How can the global trading system support growth and jobs to recover from the pandemic?

Anabel González (PIIE), John Denton (International Chamber of Commerce), Carla A. Hills (Hills & Company)

Details

September 2, 2020 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Virtual Event
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Event Summary

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses have closed across rich and poor countries. Small and medium-sized firms have been especially exposed, and millions of workers have lost their jobs. Trade and investment can accelerate the recovery and help rebuild economies after the worst of the crisis has passed. But even before the pandemic, trade conflicts and technological change had upset supply chains and weakened global governance. What reforms are needed for the multilateral trading system to increase business certainty and to support a private sector–driven recovery? What rules are needed to govern a poorer, more complex and digitized world? Joining this episode of Trade Winds were:

Host:

Anabel González, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Guests:

John Denton, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce
Carla A. Hills, Chairman and CEO, Hills & Company; Honorary Director, PIIE; former United States Trade Representative