Past Event

The trade crisis: good and bad scenarios and the EU’s response

What role will the EU play in the resolution of the global trade crisis?

Date: March 20, 2019, 8:15 am Topic: Global Economics & Governance

The world trading system, a source of prosperity, is under attack on three fronts – WTO immobility, US skepticism, and China’s exceptionalism. On each of these fronts of uncertainty both good and bad scenarios are possible.

How the EU responds to the uncertainty will not only help fashion the outcome for Europeans, but will also critically affect the prospects of smaller nations. The EU’s willingness to preserve the multilateral trading system is commendable. Yet, the risk of a collapse of the trading system as we know it is real and the contingency must be addressed systematically (Plan B). Under any scenario, good or bad, the EU’s present policy could be made even more robust.

Bruegel researchers will briefly cover the findings of their new paper, followed by a debate among participants.

Schedule

Mar 20, 2019

08:15-08:30

Check-in and breakfast

08:30-08:50

Presentation

Uri Dadush, Non-Resident Fellow

08:50-09:30

Discussion and Q&A

Chair: Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director

Uri Dadush, Non-Resident Fellow

Denis Redonnet, Director, WTO, Legal Affairs and Trade in Goods, European Commission, DG TRADE

09:30

End

Speakers

Uri Dadush

Non-Resident Fellow

Maria Demertzis

Deputy Director

Denis Redonnet

Director, WTO, Legal Affairs and Trade in Goods, European Commission, DG TRADE

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Katja Knezevic

katja.knezevic@bruegel.org

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