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Brussels, 27 November 2018 – EU Trade Policy Day
27/11/2018 - 14:30 > 16:00
 
Elvire Fabry, senior research fellow at the Jacques Delors Institute, participates at the European Trade Policy Day 2018 organised by the European Commission.

She moderates a panel on “Trade’s multilateral system at a crossroads – challenges to rules-based commerce and enforcement“.

The post-1945 framework for open rules-based trade rules faces multiple threats. Implementing and enforcing rules set out in bilateral deals also presents its own challenges.
How ready or able is the EU to take on the mantle of global leadership in the sphere of trade? Which fora are going to be the most relevant for enforcing rules and upholding a rules-based system? Will different policy models compete to re-shape the trade system? Is flexible multilateralism the way forward?

The speakers are:

  • Claudia SCHMUCKER – Head of Program, Globalization and World Economy Program, German Council on Foreign Relations
  • James BACCHUS – Professor of Global Affairs and Director of the Center for Global Economic and Environmental Opportunity at the University of Central Florida
  • Dr. Galina KOLEV – Head of Research Group Macroeconomic Analysis and Forecast, German Economic Institute
  • Denis REDONNET – Director: WTO, Legal Affairs and Trade in Goods, Directorate General for Trade, European Commission