The WTO in the Post-COVID-19 World


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

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

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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



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.