World Trade Forum 2020 | The Future of Trade Policy and External Cooperation: is Soft Power Passé?

September 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am – September 23, 2020 @ 5:30 pm Europe/Rome Timezone
Online: ZOOM
RSCAS Conference Centre

Trade policy is back in the centre of policy attention. Trade conflicts among major economies have been
growing. Large trading powers are reconsidering long-held trade and investment policy stances. Political
pressures are increasing to induce reshoring of global value chains to enhance ‘strategic autonomy’ and to use
trade as a tool to pursue non-trade objectives. Instruments to address foreign subsidization, tax the digital
economy and to use trade policy to help green the economy raise the prospects of further trade tensions. This
year’s World Trade Forum brings together researchers and practitioners to reflect on recent developments
and opportunities to bolster trade cooperation looking forward.

The plenary sessions of the conference will be streamed live on YouTube here.




Explore recordings and interviews from previous editions here.

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