Global trade is in turmoil.
To kick-off Geneva Trade Week, we want to go back to basics:
Why do businesses trade, and why (or when) should policy makers want to promote trade?
In the wake of backlash against globalization, vulnerability of supply chains to combat COVID-19, and geopolitical battles over tech, data and IP, do we want to continue to promote trade and economic interdependence, business as usual?
In an increasingly diverse world, what are the goals, values, and guiding principles we want driving the international trading system?
Is a “new consensus” on trade even feasible, and what would it mean in practice for both domestic trade policy, and rebooting the WTO?
Moderated by Professor Joost Pauwelyn, this session will be designed around a broad audience and big questions, with thinkers and practitioners from around the world:
- Alan Wolff, Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organization
- Marion Jansen, Director of the Trade and Agriculture Directorate of the OECD
- Denis Redonnet, Chief Trade Enforcement Officer of the EU
- Locknie Hsu, Law Professor at Singapore Management University
- Hamid Mamdouh, Senior Counsel at King & Spalding
This session will be simultaneously translated into French, Spanish and English (when needed) via the Interactio application, by entering the code GTW2020 (please use headphones). Open the application in your Web browser or download it for iOS Mobile App or for Android App.