The WTO in the Post-COVID-19 World
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
ABOUT THIS SERIES
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.