Is Asia the new home of dynamic trade?


August 17, 2022, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Virtual Event

Cecilia Malmström (PIIE), Simon Birmingham (Liberal Party of Australia) and S Iswaran (Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, Government of Singapore)

Event Summary

As protectionism has been growing in Europe and the United States, countries in Asia and the Pacific have been expanding their economic ties. Regional governments have concluded the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Transpacific Partnership (CPTPP), the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), and several important bilateral trade agreements in recent years. Guests from Singapore and Australia join to discuss how they see the future of globalization, international trade, and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Joining this episode of Trade Winds are:


Cecilia Malmström
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)


  • Simon Birmingham
    Liberal Senate Leader and Shadow Foreign Minister, Liberal Party of Australia; Former Minister for Finance, Trade, and Education, Government of Australia
  • S Iswaran
    Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations, Government of Singapore



About This Series

Trade Winds is a monthly virtual event series hosted by Cecilia Malmström that explores the future of global commerce, including ways that international cooperation on trade can accelerate the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.