Virtual Roundtable: What Will COVID-19 Mean for the Participation of Developing Countries in the Global Trading System
Mexico - 29 May 2020
The unprecedented economic crisis triggered by the outbreak of COVID-19 is already having dramatic effects on world trade and appears very likely to trigger lasting changes to the world trading system, regardless of how the next phase of 'opening up' from lock downs progresses. Against this background the Global Economy and Finance Programme at Chatham House and University of Sussex co-hostes a round table under the UK Trade Policy Observatory on 'What Will COVID-19 Mean for the Participation of Developing Countries in the Global Trading System in the Short and Long Run?'.
Participants L. Alan Winters, Professor of Economics and Director of the UK Trade Policy Observatory, University of Sussex Maximiliano Mendez-Parra, Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Amrita Bahri, Assistant Professor of Law, ITAM; Co-Chair for Mexico, WTO Chair Program; International Trade Centre Chair: Bernard Hoekman, Professor and Director, Global Economics, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, University of Florence