How can Latin America help improve global trade and investment to recover from the pandemic?


August 19, 2020, 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM EDT
Virtual Event

Anabel González (PIIE), Carlos Felipe Jaramillo (Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank) and Barbara Kotschwar (Visa; Georgetown University)

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Event Summary

The coronavirus has dealt a severe blow to Latin America and the Caribbean. Trade and investment can play a role in the region’s economic upturn and may also contribute to increased participation in foreign investment inflows, global value chains, and digital trade. But the global trading system is challenged and regional integration low. How can Latin America strengthen trade cooperation and help reform the World Trade Organization for a more functional system? Can regional integration be leveraged to recuperate from the pandemic? Joining this episode of Trade Winds were:

Anabel González
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Carlos Felipe Jaramillo, Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank
Barbara Kotschwar, Senior Director, Global Government Relations, Visa; Professor, Center for Latin American Studies, Georgetown University



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.