The year of 2017 was a shakeup of global commercial policies. It began with a new president in Washington declaring “American first” as his overarching theme featured with economic nationalism. To its end, little outcome stemmed from the WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires. In the meantime, building on and in complement to the WTO, other venues of integration continued to evolve as a key fixture in the global trade policy landscape. Looking ahead, what are top trends to watch in 2018 and beyond? This dialogue will address three main questions:
- How will regional integration play out in 2018?
- How will domestic dynamics of key economies influence the multilateral trading system?
- How will traditional and progressive issues shape or disrupt global trade policies?
The dialogue is organized by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the Center for China and Globalization (CCG) in partnership with China Institute for WTO Studies, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE).
The Chatham House rule applied to this dialogue to encourage frank discussion.
Attendance to this event is by invitation only.
Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Chief Executive of ICTSD, is the moderator.