July 28, 2020

Saving Global Trade

July 28, 10 am EDT

Covid-19 is the perfect storm for the global trading system. On top of the U.S.-China trade war and an upsurge in technology nationalism, borders all over the world are closing to the flow of people, goods and services. Slowing trade and shrinking supply chains will hurt the most vulnerable countries in the developing world. How can we save the multilateral trading system?


Charlene Barshefsky

Charlene Barshefsky

Senior International Partner, WilmerHale

Advisory Board Member

Bob Davis

Bob Davis

Senior Editor The Wall Street Journal
Peter Mandelson

Peter Mandelson

Co-Founder and Chairman Global Counsel
Austin Ramirez

Austin Ramirez

President & CEO Husco International
Lingling  Wei

Lingling Wei

Senior China Correspondent The Wall Street Journal
Andrew Browne

Andrew Browne

Editorial Director, Bloomberg New Economy

Founding Partners

Knowledge partner

McKinsey & Company

Past conversations

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