The current state and future of the world trading system
This event will discuss the current state of the multilateral trading system and how it might evolve in the future.
VIDEO & AUDIO RECORDINGS
The multilateral trading system has been under stress for quite a while as witnessed by the proliferation of regional and bilateral trade agreements and the lack of progress in the WTO’s Doha Round of trade negotiations launched back in 2001. Yet, the system seemed remarkably resilient during the global financial crisis, which saw only relatively little increase in protectionism despite severe economic conditions. More recently, however, the system has suffered dangerous setbacks as important WTO members have adopted measures which risk undermining the system. Panellists will present their views on the current state of the system and how they see its evolution in the months and years ahead.
Check-in and lunch
Chair: Iana Dreyer, Founder and editor of Borderlex
André Sapir, Senior Fellow
Marc Vanheukelen, Ambassador of the EU to the World Trade Organisation in Geneva
Everton Vargas, Ambassador of Brazil to the EU
Xia Xiang, Minister, Economic & Commercial Affairs, the Mission of the People's Republic of China to the EU
Founder and editor of Borderlex
Ambassador of the EU to the World Trade Organisation in Geneva
Ambassador of Brazil to the EU
Minister, Economic & Commercial Affairs, the Mission of the People's Republic of China to the EU
Location & Contact