PIIE Trade Winds: Disruption of Global Value Chains and International Trade Cooperation
The Peterson Institute for International Economics debuted Trade Winds, a biweekly virtual event series, on May 22, 2020. Hosted by Anabel González, PIIE nonresident senior fellow, Trade Winds will explore the future of global commerce in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, including ways that international cooperation on trade can accelerate the recovery.
The first episode on “Disruption of Global Value Chains and International Trade Cooperation” featured Mary Ng, minister of small business, export promotion and international trade of Canada, Jeffrey J. Schott, PIIE senior fellow, and Stephen de Boer (Canadian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO). The discussion focused on how the COVID-19 global pandemic has disrupted global value chains in the production of goods and services and what policymakers can do to keep trade lanes and supply chains open.