Past Event

The WTO in the Post-COVID-19 World

Anabel González (PIIE), Arancha González-Laya (Minister of Foreign Affairs, EU and Cooperation of Spain) and Gary Clyde Hufbauer (PIIE)


June 3, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
Virtual Event
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Event Summary

The World Trade Organization (WTO) faces an existential crisis and demands for reform at a time of global trade disruption resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. What steps must the WTO take to revive trade and combat economic nationalism? Joining this episode of Trade Winds were:


Anabel González, nonresident senior fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE), former World Bank senior director on trade and competitiveness, former Costa Rica trade minister and former WTO agriculture director


Arancha González-Laya, minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain; former executive director, International Trade Center; former chief of staff, WTO
Gary Clyde Hufbauer, nonresident senior fellow, PIIE


The Peterson Institute for International Economics introduced Trade Winds, a biweekly virtual event series, on May 22, 2020. Hosted by Anabel González, PIIE nonresident senior fellow, Trade Winds explores the future of global commerce in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, including ways that international cooperation on trade can accelerate the recovery.